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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 23, 1998
  • pp: 465–475

Nonlinear pulse reflections from chirped fiber gratings

R. E. Slusher, B. J. Eggleton, T. A. Strasser, and C. M. de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 465-475 (1998)

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We study the nonlinear evolution of optical pulses reflected from a chirped fiber grating experimentally and with numerical simulations. Over a broad range of grating parameters the nonlinearly reflected pulse splits into a pair of pulses in the range of incident pulse intensities where the transmitted pulse is a single narrowed pulse evolving into a fundamental soliton.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Bragg solitons and nonlinear optics of periodic structures

Original Manuscript: October 1, 1998
Published: November 23, 1998

Richard Slusher, Benjamin Eggleton, Thomas Strasser, and Martijn de Sterke, "Nonlinear pulse reflections from chirped fiber gratings," Opt. Express 3, 465-475 (1998)

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