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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1996
  • pp: 260–262

Bright temporal solitonlike pulses in self-defocusing AlGaAs waveguides near 800 nm

P. Dumais, A. Villeneuve, and J. S. Aitchison  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 260-262 (1996)

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We report the experimental observation of bright temporal solitonlike pulses propagating in a material with a negative nonlinearity and positive (normal) dispersion. We believe this to be the first observation of bright solitonic pulses in a material with a negative Kerr nonlinearity. We have observed a gradual narrowing of the output pulse width as a function of increasing input power, and our results agree well with simulations.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 30, 1995
Published: February 15, 1996

P. Dumais, J. S. Aitchison, and A. Villeneuve, "Bright temporal solitonlike pulses in self-defocusing AlGaAs waveguides near 800 nm," Opt. Lett. 21, 260-262 (1996)

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