Bragg-assisted parametric amplification of short optical pulses

M. J. Steel, C. Martijn De Sterke

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Parametric amplification of pulses in Bragg gratings is investigated numerically. Gain is observed for a much larger range of parameters than in uniform media. This is explained in terms of grating-assisted phase matching. In contrast to that for cw results, the input signal pulse need not be tuned to a particular frequency. Rather, through cross-phase modulation the signal self-locks to the correct frequency for growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-422
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 1996


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