Bloch wave analysis of dispersion and pulse propagation in pure distributed feedback structures
Journal of Modern Optics, 38, (8), . (doi:10.1080/09500349114551761).
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The excitation and behaviour of monochromatic and pulsed optical Bloch waves in pure distributed feed-back structures are discussed and analysed. The Bloch wave approach, based on a detailed knowledge of the natural optical modes of the periodic structure, is complementary to the more commonly used coupled-wave approach. The inter-relationship between dispersion, field micro-structure and group velocity is discussed, and the effects of group-velocity and higher-order dispersion on pulse propagation treated. Questions about the usefulness of DFB structures for dispersion correction and soliton formation are addressed.
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