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.
Dekker, S. A., Judge, A. C., Pant, R., Gris Sanchez, I., Knight, J. C., de Sterke, C. M., & Eggleton, B. J. (2011). Highly-efficient, octave spanning soliton self-frequency shift using a specialized photonic crystal fiber with low OH loss. Optics Express, 19(18), 17766-17773. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.017766