A 1645-nm injection-seeded Q-switched Er:YAG master oscillator and power amplifier system is reported. The master oscillator generates single-frequency pulse energy of 11.10 mJ with a pulse width of 188.8 ns at 200 Hz. An Er:YAG monolithic nonplanar ring oscillator is employed as a seed laser. The output pulse from the master oscillator is amplified to 14.33-mJ pulse energy through an Er:YAG amplifier, with a pulse width of 183.3 ns. The M2-factors behind the amplifier are 1.14 and 1.23 in x- and y-directions, respectively. The full width at half maximum of the fast Fourier transformation spectrum of the heterodyne beating signal is 2.84 MHz.
An Er:YAG triangular ring laser resonantly pumped by a 1470 nm laser diode was reported. 7.28 W continuous-wave output power at 1645 nm was obtained by using a triangular ring resonator. In the Q-switched mode, the Er:YAG laser generated pulse energies from 6.05 mJ to 16.6 mJ at 1645 nm when pulse repetition rates change from 1 kHz to 200 Hz. By inserting an etalon into the resonator, the Er:YAG laser yielded Q-switched energies from 1.714 mJ to 5.1 mJ at 1617 nm when pulse repetition rates change from 1 kHz to 200 Hz.