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Old 09-12-2013, 01:50 AM #1
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Hello guys this is just a post that i felt necessary because i haven't posted on the first forum of the website yet. Might as well ask a question:

What is the prettiest wavelength in your opinion? share your opinion below


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Having owned a lot of 532nm lasers and then finally getting a 520 up and running I would have to go with the 520. I don't know if its just because how "cool" it looks compared to 532 or what but its a really emerald nice color.
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So far my favorite has to be the 593.5nm gold/orange color. I would love to see a 589 side by side though to compare.
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I like the simple 405nm.
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I love green so I guess any wavelength that is essentially "green" would be my favorite.
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589nm ( yellow) ....if i could justify the cost ....I'm sure there was a poll for this, if you try a search it should be there
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My personal favorite is 491nm (why i'm so envious of those with argon's) I'm suprized with the range of peoples favorite wavelengths. I suppose its the sophisticated way to ask "whats your favorite color" I'm glad i got some responses to the thread.
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This might be better off in the "general" section rather than the "newcomers-welcome" section but that aside;

Id have to say 445nm, of the lasers I own. Blue is my favorite color so its obvious, however I have never seen a 473nm in person but from photos that would be my favorite
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It's hard to say without ever having seen in person each wavelength... I'd say 473nm or 488nm though
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My favorite is the dominate 488nm line from my multiline argon followed closely by my 589nm. Both 445 and 532 are rather meh to me but 520 is becoming a favorite quite quickly.
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Ugh... This talk about argons is making me want to buy one. To bad i'm a broke 14 year old i guess ill just go do experiments *COUGH* play *COUGH* with my 2 watt laser now to make me feel better.
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Something between 473nm and 488nm. I can't narrow it down without having seen it, but I'd guess ~482nm.
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I actually put some thought into this and can't pick. I like them all for different reasons, but the underlying "feeling" that I get from a well defined beam of coherent light is that of humbleness and awe. Looking at laser light stirs my imagination. It is a catalyst for thought about science, how far we have come, and how so very far we have to go. I think of the universe and quantum energetic connection of everything... and the space in between that is the energy we swim in. I am inspired to learn something new. I am inspired to better myself in some small way or contribute something of value. Laser light is as mesmerizing to me as a bug light must seem to the insect before drawn in and zapped. I love it in every color my eyes can perceive and to see a new wavelength for the first time is like watching an epic sunrise over a glacial range or taking in the bands of the milky way on a pitch black night under clear skies. How can one pick just ONE... they are all perfect in their own way.
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Hahaha but I do agree, but I still would say some form of 473nm to 488nm is my favorite
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I was kinda thinking the same thing as KapHn8d, more or less. there are tons I haven't seen in person yet, though.

I like how some have unique properties, kinda like super powers. like red penetrates flesh, blue-violet-UV makes stuff flouresce.

to pick a favorite, I'd have to have a rainbow of them, equal power, say 500mW, in 10nm incerments from say 350-800nm, with some fog

the coolest would be an adjustable wavelength diode, especially if it had the range I mentioned above, maybe farther into IR too. if it could be adjusted 1nm at a time, makes me horny imagining it. I think there was a thread on this fantasy a while back

adjustable power too. I know what I'm dreaming about tonight
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