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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 23, 1998
  • pp: 447–453

Nonlinear switching in fibre Bragg gratings

N. G. R. Broderick, D. Taverner, and D. J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 447-453 (1998)

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We report on our recent experiments on nonlinear switching in fibre Bragg gratings. Using an all-fibre source we show an increase in transmission of a FBG from 4% to 40% at high powers. This switching is associated with the formation of gap solitons inside the grating. We also demonstrate an all-optical AND gate using polarization coupled gap solitons and the optical pushbroom.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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Focus Issue: Bragg solitons and nonlinear optics of periodic structures

Original Manuscript: September 10, 1998
Published: November 23, 1998

Neil Broderick, Domino Taverner, and David Richardson, "Nonlinear switching in fibre Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 3, 447-453 (1998)

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