Intracavity pumping of Yb,Er:phosph ate glass with a diode-pumped Nd:Y AG laser allows efficient, tunable operation of the th ree-level Er laser in the 1530-1610 nm range. A multi longitudinal mode, 1535 nm output of more than 80 mW typically results with a 1 W, 808 nm pum p diode. Tunable, single-freq uency operation (20-80 mW) has been observed between 1533 and 1570 nm using a bi refringent tuner. The laser has also been acousto-optically Q switched to give 17 µJ pulses at 700 Hz. Further power scaling of the device will be limited by the relatively low thermal conductivi ty of the phosphate glasses.