Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate that a single microresonator can emit two orthogonally polarized individually coherent combs: (i) a strong polarized soliton comb and (ii) an orthogonally polarized continuous wave seeded weaker comb, generated from the first one via cross-phase modulation, sharing the repetition rate of the soliton comb. Experimental results show that the power of the transverse electric-polarized seed can be well below the threshold of comb generation (e.g., 0.1 mW). In addition, simulations show that a dark pulse could be generated in the anomalous dispersion regime by a bright soliton when the two orthogonally polarized modes have the same group velocity in the microresonator.

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