We report on a simple diode-pumped passively mode-locked Er:Yb:glass laser generating transform-limited 1536-nm solitons of 255-fs duration with a repetition rate of 50 MHz and average power of 58 mW. We also discuss timing jitter and the trade-off between short pulses and high output power in these lasers.
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G. J. Spühler, L. Krainer, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, K. J. Weingarten, and U. Keller, "Soliton mode-locked Er:Yb:glass laser," Opt. Lett. 30, 263-265 (2005)