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Optical pulse compression in fiber Bragg gratings

Broderick, N.G.R., Taverner, D., Richardson, D.J., Ibsen, M. and Laming, R.I. (1997) Optical pulse compression in fiber Bragg gratings Physical Review Letters, 79, (23), pp. 4566-4569. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.79.4566).

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We report the first experimental demonstration of the optical pushbroom - a novel type of all-optical pulse compression. In the optical pushbroom high intensity pump pulses, tuned well away from the resonance of a Bragg grating, modify the transmission of a weak probe tuned near to the grating's photonic bandgap. The clarity of the experimental results and their close agreement with numerical simulations highlight the tremendous potential of the fiber environment for the detailed study and practical application of nonlinear Bragg grating effects.

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Published date: December 1997


Local EPrints ID: 77948
ISSN: 0031-9007
PURE UUID: 3bc03773-5f65-4e59-95aa-96eb7d9df279

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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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