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Bloch wave analysis of dispersion and pulse propagation in pure distributed feedback structures

Russell, P.St.J. (1991) Bloch wave analysis of dispersion and pulse propagation in pure distributed feedback structures Journal of Modern Optics, 38, (8), pp. 1599-1619. (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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Published date: August 1991


Local EPrints ID: 78335
ISSN: 0950-0340
PURE UUID: 322fd1e3-bcd1-4cb1-9d2c-5d967fd42974

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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Author: P.St.J. Russell

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