We report the experimental observation of soliton and dispersive pulses generated simultaneously in a passively mode-locked dye laser. The results are interpreted by analogy to the predictions of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation describing pulse propagation near the zero-dispersion point of an optical fiber.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 2, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988
F. W. Wise, I. A. Walmsley, and C. L. Tang, "Simultaneous formation of solitons and dispersive waves in a femtosecond ring dye laser," Opt. Lett. 13, 129-131 (1988)