Title

Waveguide array-grating compressors

Authors

Authors

S. Droulias; K. Hizanidis; D. N. Christodoulides;R. Morandotti

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

OPTICAL PULSE-COMPRESSION; TI-SAPPHIRE LASER; DISCRETE SOLITONS; LATTICES; Physics, Applied

Abstract

We show that efficient optical pulse compression can be achieved when normally dispersive nonlinear waveguide arrays are used in conjunction with dispersive elements such as gratings or other programmable phase filters. Our computations indicate that the compression resulting from such discrete arrays can be of better quality as compared to that obtained traditionally from a single nonlinear waveguide element. The performance of the array-grating compression method is assessed in normally dispersive highly nonlinear AlGaAs array systems. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

87

Issue/Number

13

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

WOS Identifier

WOS:000232060200004

ISSN

0003-6951

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