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Analysis of optical pulse propagation with two-by-two (ABCD) matrices

Mookherjea, Shayan and Yariv, Amnon (2001) Analysis of optical pulse propagation with two-by-two (ABCD) matrices. Physical Review E, 64 (1). Art. No. 016611. ISSN 1063-651X. doi:10.1103/physreve.64.016611. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20201102-104303918

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Abstract

We review and extend the analogies between Gaussian pulse propagation and Gaussian beam diffraction. In addition to the well-known parallels between pulse dispersion in optical fiber and cw beam diffraction in free space, we review temporal lenses as a way to describe nonlinearities in the propagation equations, and then introduce further concepts that permit the description of pulse evolution in more complicated systems. These include the temporal equivalent of a spherical dielectric interface, which is used by way of example to derive design parameters used in a recent dispersion-managed soliton transmission experiment. This formalism offers a quick, concise, and powerful approach to analyzing a variety of linear and nonlinear pulse propagation phenomena in optical fibers.


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Additional Information:© 2001 The American Physical Society. Received 3 January 2001; published 25 June 2001. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
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Classification Code:PACS number(s): 42.65.Tg, 42.25.Bs, 42.81.Dp
DOI:10.1103/physreve.64.016611
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