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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000260


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Abstract

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.

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-4-260


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