Continuous-wave mode-locking operation of a bulk Er:Yb:phosphate glass laser, pumped by either a Ti:sapphire or an InGaAs diode laser, is reported for what is to our knowledge the first time. Pulses with a 90-ps duration, a 100-MHz repetition rate, and as much as 7-mW average power have been obtained.
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G. Cerullo, S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, S. Longhi, V. Magni, S. Taccheo, and O. Svelto, "Continuous-wave mode locking of a bulk erbium-ytterbium glass laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 272-274 (1994)