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Up for sale is a >80mW 473nm handheld laser with charger and interlocks, 18650 battery not included. Safety features include aperture slide cover, key lock, dongle. LED indicator, and 5 second start delay.


The laser on the meter, this is about the max it peaks out to. I never thought I'd see the day when I had 100mW+ 473nm in a handheld!


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Closer to the aperture. My camera doesn't do to well with this color.



Divergence is under 1mRad and beam profile is near TEM00. When this laser has been run for a long time, it may shift to TEM00 (while still holding 80mW output power).

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Looking to sell this for $400 + shipping. Sorry, I can't give sourcing info away on this beauty yet, I have hospital bills to pay. Otherwise I'd keep this unique laser in a heartbeat! You don't see 473nm handhelds at this strength very often.


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This laser is Rated at 80mW?

Looks Brand New! How many time do you have it? Also your camera doing the laser 445nm.

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- It's originally a CNI though, correct?

- How much of the warranty is left?
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what a beautiful girl good luck for your sale...
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Why did you have to post this now and not later after my tax return has arrived. I know this isn't going to stick around long!
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*Looks in bank account... must... not... buy...*

Such a GREAT deal.. Too bad I need a laptop and a Geiger counter... :/
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Looks Brand New! How many time do you have it? Also your camera doing the laser 445nm.
This laser is brand new and rated at 80mW. Yeah I know my camera sucks at picking up blue, I didn't take the time to correct the pictures like I have with past 473nm lasers of mine.

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Looks incredible. I'd wish you luck, but the truth is I wouldn't mind if this beauty stuck around for a few months

Hope you feel better, and the hospital bills are a thing of the past soon though.

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For you fellas interested in radiation detection equipment might I offer you my services (informational services). I've been collecting and repairing radiation detection equipment for a few years now and can put you in touch with some folks who are truly experts as well as advise against sheep-in-wolf-clothing type products (looks good but is crap inside). The market has been heavily inflated and flooded with fakes/crap since the 3/11 Fukushima disaster, so finding something good for a reasonable price can be a bit daunting to someone new these days (not unlike with lasers).
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I'd love a Geiger counter. Is that a pricey hobby?
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Ιt's from Viasho?
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Actually for now I'd settle for a cheap crappy, but real looking geiger counter... I have this strong desire to come up to a girl with the geiger counter, wave it around, with it cracking, and then declare "You're hot" "No I mean you're actually radioactively hot!" "We need to get those contaminated clothes off of you immediately, and get you into a decontamination shower right away!"

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It all depends really, haha. If you just want a basic detector (without true counting capabilities - gives a guestimate counts/min) you can get away with something nice for <$100 on a good day. If you want true counting/scaling capability you're looking at ~$50-100 more. Scalers are the thermopile detectors of the radiation world - they take a long time (5 to 10min) to get a very stable and accurate count of the radiation events in the given time. Anything short of a scaler will only be good for measuring intense radiation fields that do not vary in strength as it will give you a six to ten second snapshot extrapolated to a one minute time scale - good for a guestimate idea of if it is radioactive or not, but nothing more. This is all for basic geiger tube based detectors which detect only about 1% of gamma radiation but are very sensitive to beta radiation. Some model tubes known as end windows or pancakes are able to detect alpha radiation as well, and these are appropriately more costly.

The real expense comes in when you want to get in to isotope detection (gamma spectroscopy) and scintillation based detection. FYI scintillators detect that other 99% of the gamma that geiger tubes can not. These can do amazing things though such as detect a smoke detector (Am241) from across the hall or a vaseline glass bowl from outside of the building.

So, it all depends on how deeply you want to get in to it. All in all a truly nice set up short of gamma spectroscopy will not cost more than that ~80mW 589nm handheld that a member just got, and thats with really a REALLY nice alpha/beta/gamma detector.

I do have a DIY Alpha/beta/gamma detector/scaler I'd be willing to part with for laser stuff, but we can discuss that in PM should there be any interest.

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Actually for now I'd settle for a cheap crappy, but real looking geiger counter... I have this strong desire to come up to a girl with the geiger counter, wave it around, with it cracking, and then declare "You're hot" "No I mean you're actually radioactively hot!" "We need to get those contaminated clothes off of you immediately, and get you into a decontamination shower right away!"

Maybe at the next halloween or costume part
Haha, that's a new one. You could probably make a 555 based clicker cheaper and easier than finding a cheap geiger counter and planting a source for it to go off on though. XD
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Most likely sold to Arayan! To those that were interested, I may have more of these in the future.
It would be *very kind* if you would finally tell us where you're getting this stuff from
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most likely sold to arayan! To those that were interested, i may have more of these in the future.
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