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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 23, 1998
  • pp: 418–432

Nonlinear pulse propagation in birefringent fiber Bragg Gratings

Suresh Pereira and J.E. Sipe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 418-432 (1998)

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We present two sets of equations to describe nonlinear pulse propagation in a birefringent fiber Bragg grating. The first set uses a coupled-mode formalism to describe light in or near the photonic band gap of the grating. The second set is a pair of coupled nonlinear Schroedinger equations. We use these equations to examine viable switching experiments in the presence of birefringence. We show how the birefringence can both aid and hinder device applications.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

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Focus Issue: Bragg solitons and nonlinear optics of periodic structures

Original Manuscript: October 2, 1998
Published: November 23, 1998

Suresh Pereira and John Sipe, "Nonlinear pulse propagation in birefringent fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 3, 418-432 (1998)

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