Abstract

We study the nonlinear evolution of optical pulses reflected from a chirped fiber grating experimentally and with numerical simulations. Over a broad range of grating parameters the nonlinearly reflected pulse splits into a pair of pulses in the range of incident pulse intensities where the transmitted pulse is a single narrowed pulse evolving into a fundamental soliton.

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B. J. Eggleton, R. E. Slusher C. M. de Sterke, P.A. Krug and J. E. Sipe, "Bragg grating solitons," Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1627-1629 (1996).

B. J. Eggleton, C. M. de Sterke and R. E. Slusher, "Nonlinear pulse propagation in a Bragg grating, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2980-2986 (1997).

B. J. Eggleton, C. M. de Sterke and R. E. Slusher, "Bragg solitons in the nonlinear Schroedinger limit: Theory and Experiment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, to be published.

D. Taverner, N. G. R. Broderick, D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming and M. Ibsen, "Nonlinear self-switching and multiple gap-soliton formation in a fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 23, 328-330 (1998).

F. Ouellette, "Dispersive cancellation using linearly chirped Bragg grating filters in optical waveguides," Opt. Lett. 12, 847 -849 (1987).

T. A.Strasser, P. J. Chandonnet, J. DeMarko, C. E. Soccolich, J. R. Pedrazzani, D. J. DiGiovanni, M. J. Andrejco, and D. S Shenk, "UV-induced fiber grating OADM devices for efficient bandwidth utilization," OFC 96, Vol. 2 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C.), pp. 360-363.

D. Von der Linde, "Experimental study of single picosecond light pulses," IEEE J. Quant. Elect. QE-8, 328-338 (1972).

B. J. Eggleton, G. Lenz and R. E. Slusher and N. M. Litchinitser, "Compression of optical pulses spectrally broadened by self-phase modulation using a fiber Bragg grating in transmission," Appl. Opt. 37, 7055-7061 (1998).

J. Lauzon, S. Thibault, J. Martin and F. Ouellette, "Implementation and characterization of fiber Bragg gratings linearly chirped by a temperature gradient," Opt. Lett. 19, 2027-2029 (1994).

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, New York, 1995) Chapter 4.

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