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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5047–5050

Buffering and trapping ultrashort optical pulses in concatenated Bragg gratings

Shenhe Fu, Yikun Liu, Yongyao Li, Liyan Song, Juntao Li, Boris A. Malomed, and Jianying Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 5047-5050 (2013)

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Strong retardation of ultrashort optical pulses, including their deceleration and stoppage in the form of Bragg solitons in a cascaded Bragg grating (BG) structure, is proposed. The manipulations of the pulses are carried out, using nonlinear effects, in a chirped BG segment which is linked, via a defect, to a uniform grating. The storage of the ultrashort pulses is shown to be very robust with respect to variations of the input field intensity, suggesting the feasibility of storing ultrafast optical pulses in such a structure. Physical estimates are produced for the BGs written in silicon.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2013
Published: November 22, 2013

Shenhe Fu, Yikun Liu, Yongyao Li, Liyan Song, Juntao Li, Boris A. Malomed, and Jianying Zhou, "Buffering and trapping ultrashort optical pulses in concatenated Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 38, 5047-5050 (2013)

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