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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3113–3115

Pulse propagation in a fiber Bragg grating written in a slow saturable fiber amplifier

Yuval P. Shapira and Moshe Horowitz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3113-3115 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003113


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Abstract

We have developed a model to study nonlinear pulse propagation in a fiber Bragg grating written in an erbium-doped fiber amplifier. The saturation effect in such amplifiers depends on the accumulated energy along the pulse rather than on the pulse instantaneous power. We have shown that the gain saturation effect cannot be neglected when Bragg solitons are amplified by erbium-doped fiber amplifiers. The slow saturation of the amplifier limits the output pulse power, and it tends to split the amplified pulse into several pulses. We have shown that when the propagation velocity of the amplified pulses decreases, the amplifier gain per unit length increases.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2009
Published: October 7, 2009

Citation
Yuval P. Shapira and Moshe Horowitz, "Pulse propagation in a fiber Bragg grating written in a slow saturable fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 34, 3113-3115 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-20-3113


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