Highly-efficient, octave spanning soliton self-frequency shift using a specialized photonic crystal fiber with low OH loss

Stephen A Dekker, Alexander C Judge, Ravi Pant, Itandehui Gris Sanchez, Jonathan C Knight, C Martjn de Sterke, Benjamin J Eggleton

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Abstract

We report the first demonstration of efficient, octave spanning soliton self-frequency shift. In order to achieve this we used a photonic crystal fiber with reduced OH absorption and widely spaced zero-dispersion wavelengths. To our knowledge, this is the largest reported frequency span for a tunable, fiber-based source. In addition, we observe the generation of light above 2 m m directly from a Ti:Sapphire laser in the form of Cerenkov emission by the soliton when the red-shift saturates at the edge of the anomalous dispersion region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17766-17773
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2011

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