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

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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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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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Published date: August 1991

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Local EPrints ID: 78335
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78335
ISSN: 0950-0340
PURE UUID: 322fd1e3-bcd1-4cb1-9d2c-5d967fd42974

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:25

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Author: P.St.J. Russell

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