We demonstrate a novel split-step solution for analyzing nonlinear fiber Bragg gratings. The solution is used for designing nonlinear fiber Bragg gratings with a low reflectivity. The structure of the grating is designed according to the profiles of the incident and reflected pulses. We demonstrate our method for nonlinear compression of a pulse reflected from a fiber Bragg grating. The method allows us to obtain compressed pulses with a very low wing intensity.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2006
Amir Rosenthal and Moshe Horowitz, "Analysis and design of nonlinear fiber Bragg gratings and their application for optical compression of reflected pulses," Opt. Lett. 31, 1334-1336 (2006)