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Optical pulse compression in fiber Bragg gratings

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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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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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Published date: December 1997

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Local EPrints ID: 77948
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77948
ISSN: 0031-9007
PURE UUID: 3bc03773-5f65-4e59-95aa-96eb7d9df279

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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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