Dissipative cavity solitons rely on a double balance of dispersion with nonlinearity and gain with loss. Here we report on the spontaneous formation temporal solitons in a ultra high Q crystalline resonator. We observe the formation of single temporal soliton states, which leads to an outcoupled pulse-train that corresponds to low noise optical frequency comb. Pulse durations below 200fs are observed.

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