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Optical pulse propagation in the tight-binding approximation

Mookherjea, Shayan and Yariv, Amnon (2001) Optical pulse propagation in the tight-binding approximation. Optics Express, 9 (2). pp. 91-96. ISSN 1094-4087. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MOOoe01

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Abstract

We formulate the equations describing pulse propagation in a one-dimensional optical structure described by the tight binding approximation, commonly used in solid-state physics to describe electrons levels in a periodic potential. The analysis is carried out in a way that highlights the correspondence with the analysis of pulse propagation in a conventional waveguide. Explicit expressions for the pulse in the waveguide are derived and discussed in the context of the sampling theorems of finite-energy space and time signals.


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Additional Information:© 2001 Optical Society of America. Received June 26, 2001; Revised July 08, 2001. The authors thank Dr. Avishay Eyal for helpful discussions. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
Subject Keywords:OCIS codes: (060.5530) Pulse propagation and solitons; (350.5500) Propagation; (050.2770) Gratings.
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