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.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

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