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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1999
  • pp: 685–687

Nonlinear propagation effects in an AlGaAs Bragg grating filter

P. Millar, R.M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, J. S. Aitchison, N. G. R. Broderick, and D. J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. 685-687 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000685


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Abstract

We present experimental observations of nonlinear propagation effects in an integrated AlGaAs waveguide filter. We demonstrate pulse shaping, pulse compression, and the production of gap solitons within the stop band of the grating for switching powers of ~130 W . This nonlinear behavior is associated with the counterbalancing effects of self-phase modulation and the large dispersion effects introduced by the grating itself.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.4310) Integrated optics : Nonlinear
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

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P. Millar, R.M. De La Rue, T. F. Krauss, J. S. Aitchison, N. G. R. Broderick, and D. J. Richardson, "Nonlinear propagation effects in an AlGaAs Bragg grating filter," Opt. Lett. 24, 685-687 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-10-685

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