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A New Modeling Method of Narrow Pulse Transmission in Fiber-Bragg Gratings

  • Xingguo Wang
  • Laurent Meuleman
  • Michel Blondel

Abstract

Bragg gratings written directly in photosensitive optical fibers have attracted considerable interest over the past few years. The application fields of these devices include filtering, dispersion compensation, fiber-based sensors, and narrow-band fiber lasers. In addition, the nonlinear effect of a fiber-Bragg grating causes the optical bistability with hysteresis for the static operation and the periodic oscillation2 for the dynamic transient operation. These nonlinear operations are expected to have potential applications in some optical processing devices such as optical transistors, pulse shapers, memory elements, and differential amplifiers.

Keywords

Transfer Matrix Transfer Matrix Method Incident Power Incident Pulse Optical Bistability 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xingguo Wang
    • 1
  • Laurent Meuleman
    • 1
  • Michel Blondel
    • 1
  1. 1.Chaire d’Electromagnétisme et de TélécommunicationsFaculté Polytechnique de MonsMonsBelgium

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