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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2004
  • pp: 1590–1592

Spectral Talbot-like phenomena in one-dimensional photonic bandgap structures

Chinhua Wang, José Azaña, and Lawrence R. Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 14, pp. 1590-1592 (2004)

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Using numerical simulations, we report the observation of a new effect—a spectral Talbot-like effect—in one-dimensional photonic bandgap structures, particularly sampled chirped fiber Bragg gratings. We derive the general conditions for which spectral Talbot-like phenomena, namely, integer and fractional spectral self-imaging, can be observed and relate them to the physical grating parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects

Chinhua Wang, José Azaña, and Lawrence R. Chen, "Spectral Talbot-like phenomena in one-dimensional photonic bandgap structures," Opt. Lett. 29, 1590-1592 (2004)

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