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Experimental observation of nonlinear pulse compression in nonuniform Bragg gratings

Broderick, N.G.R., Taverner, D., Richardson, D.J., Ibsen, M. and Laming, R.I. (1997) Experimental observation of nonlinear pulse compression in nonuniform Bragg gratings Optics Letters, 22, (24), pp. 1837-1839. (doi:10.1364/OL.22.001837).

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Abstract

We demonstrate a scheme for optical pulse compression by cross-phase modulation that utilizes a nonuniform Bragg grating to work in reflection. Our scheme is similar to the conventional optical pushbroom, which works in transmission. This reflection geometry has the advantage of allowing the compressed signal to be observed easily, as it is spatially separate from the pump. This is to our knowledge the first nonlinear effect to be observed that requires a nonuniform grating.

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Published date: 1997

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Local EPrints ID: 77941
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77941
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 0a971826-85cf-44f7-993a-5db3befab734

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:28

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Author: N.G.R. Broderick
Author: D. Taverner
Author: D.J. Richardson
Author: M. Ibsen
Author: R.I. Laming

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