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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2312–2314

Synthesis of 1D Bragg gratings by a layer-aggregation method

José Capmany, Miguel A. Muriel, and Salvador Sales  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 16, pp. 2312-2314 (2007)

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We present what we believe to be a novel method for the synthesis of complex 1D (fiber and waveguide) Bragg gratings, which is based on an impedance reconstruction layer aggregation technique. The main advantage brought by the method is the possibility of synthesizing structures containing defects or discontinuities of the size of the local period, a feature that is not possible with prior reported methods. In addition, this enhanced spatial resolution allows the synthesis of very strong fiber Bragg grating devices providing convergent solutions. The method directly renders the refractive index profile n ( z ) as it does not rely on the coupled-mode theory.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2007
Published: August 2, 2007

José Capmany, Miguel A. Muriel, and Salvador Sales, "Synthesis of 1D Bragg gratings by a layer-aggregation method," Opt. Lett. 32, 2312-2314 (2007)

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