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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1996
  • pp: 420–422

Bragg-assisted parametric amplification of short optical pulses

M. J. Steel and C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 420-422 (1996)

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Parametric amplification of pulses in Bragg gratings is investigated numerically. Gain is observed for a much larger range of parameters than in uniform media. This is explained in terms of grating-assisted phase matching. In contrast to that for cw results, the input signal pulse need not be tuned to a particular frequency. Rather, through cross-phase modulation the signal self-locks to the correct frequency for growth.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 10, 1995
Published: March 15, 1996

M. J. Steel and C. Martijn de Sterke, "Bragg-assisted parametric amplification of short optical pulses," Opt. Lett. 21, 420-422 (1996)

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