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Propagation and asymmetric behavior of optical pulses through time-dynamic loss-gain-assisted media.
Appl Opt ; 57(25): 7167-7171, 2018 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30182976
ABSTRACT
We report an asymmetric behavior of optical pulses during their propagation through a time-varying linear optical medium. The refractive index of the medium is considered to be varying with time and complex, such that a sufficient amount of gain and loss is present to realize their effect on pulse propagation. We have exploited the universal formula for optical fields in time-varying media. Numerically simulated results reveal that pulses undergo opposite temporal shifts around their initial center position during their bi-directional propagation through the medium along with corresponding spectral shifts. Moreover, the peak power and accumulated chirp (time derivative of accumulated phase) of the output pulse in both propagation directions are also opposite in nature, irrespective of their initial state. Numerically simulated behavior of the pulses agrees well with the analytical solutions.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Revista: Appl Opt Ano de publicação: 2018 Tipo de documento: Artigo