Abstract

Spatial-temporal characteristics of ultrashort optical pulses in a resonantly absorbing Bragg reflector are numerically evaluated. The moving and stationary spatial-temporal gap solitons are shown to exist in the photonic structure for a finite spatially-distributed light field in a finite thickness sample. A practical method of trapping light pulses in the photonic structure is presented.

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H. G. Winful, J. H. Marburger and E. Garmire �??Theory of bistability in nonlinear distributed feedback structures,�?? Appl. Phys. Lett. 35, 379-381 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt.

B. A. Malomed, D. Mihalache, F. Wise, et al. �??Spatiotemporal optical solitons,�?? J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 7, R53 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

F. Schreier and O. Bryngdahl "Femtosecond pulse shaping with a stratified diffractive structure,�?? Opt. Commun. 185, 227-231 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phy. Rev. E

M. Blaauboer, G. Kurizki and B. A. Malomed �??Spatiotemporally localized solitons in resonantly absorbing Bragg reflectors,�?? Phy. Rev. E 62, 57-60 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E

A. V. Andreev, A. V. Balakin, I. A. Ozheredov, et al. �??Compression of femtosecond laser pulses in thin one-dimensional photonic crystals,�?? Phys. Rev. E 63, 016602-1-9 (2001).
[CrossRef]

N. Akozbek and S. John, �??Self-induced transparency solitary waves in a doped nonlinear photonic band gap material,�?? Phys. Rev. E 58, 3876 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

X. Liu, K. Beckwitt and F. Wise, �??Transverse Instability of Optical Spatiotemporal Solitons in Quadratic Media,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 1871-1874 (2000).
[CrossRef]

B. J. Eggleton, R. E. Slusher and C. M. de Sterke, P. A. Krug, and J. E. Sipe, �??Bragg grating solitons,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1627-1630 (1996).
[CrossRef]

A. E. Kozhekin, G. Kurizki and B. A. Malomed �??Standing and Moving Gap Solitons in Resonantly Absorbing Gratings,�?? Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 3647-3650 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Progress in Optics

G. Kurizki, A. E. Kozhekin, T. Opatrny, B. A. Malomed, �??Optical solitons in periodic media with resonant and off-resonant nonlinearities,�?? Progress in Optics 42, ed. E. Wolf, 93�??140 (2001).

C. M. de Sterke and J. E. Sipe �??Gap solitons,�?? Progress in Optics, 33, 205-259 (1994).

Sov. Phys. JETP

B. I. Mantsyzov and R. N. Kuz'min, �??Coherent interaction of light with a discrete periodic resonant medium,�?? Sov. Phys. JETP 64, 37-44 (1986).

Other

R. E. Slusher and B. J. Eggleton (editors), Nonlinear Photonic Crystals (Springer- Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2003).

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