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Default Looking for a 495nm blue laser - low power

Hi,

I am looking for a blue laser for a scientific application.

Ideally about 495nm [EDIT:488nm would be fine], either a laser diode on it's own or ideally in a small laser pointer device.

Any ideas?

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Default Re: Looking for a 495nm blue laser - low power

I dont think you will find anything cost effective at that wavelength. Their are some 488nm Diodes. But you might need a bank loan to buy one. Probably the only option is a DPSS laser but it will still be costly.
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Default Re: Looking for a 495nm blue laser - low power

Found this old thread. "The Blues" - 449, 460, 478, 495
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Default Re: Looking for a 495nm blue laser - low power

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I am looking for a blue laser for a scientific application.

Ideally about 495nm [EDIT:488nm would be fine], either a laser diode on it's own or ideally in a small laser pointer device.

Any ideas?

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Default Re: Looking for a 495nm blue laser - low power

CNI lasers would be what your looking for

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Default Re: Looking for a 495nm blue laser - low power

Or Viasho:
http://en.viasho.com/

They should have 491 nm. But page says under construction. You might ask them.

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488 diodes are probably your cheapest option, and those are $1k+
495nm doesn't even exist as far as I know.
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A 495nm laser is actually getting close to green/blue in color. It isn't a common wavelength so if you find one it will be costly. Likely be a DPSS laser and not a diode.
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488 diodes are probably your cheapest option, and those are $1k+
495nm doesn't even exist as far as I know.
See my link above.
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488 is the primary color for argon lasers. you can often pick up low powered air cooled systems off ebay for 100$ or so.

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I am looking for a blue laser for a scientific application.

Ideally about 495nm [EDIT:488nm would be fine], either a laser diode on it's own or ideally in a small laser pointer device.

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Default Re: Looking for a 495nm blue laser - low power

I think the chances of replicating rhd's results are quite slim on the 495nm diode. It was a 462nm that he pushed to that wavelength.
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CNI Laser offers a wavelength at 491nm.
Crystal laser offers a wavelength at 490nm.

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488 is the primary color for argon lasers. you can often pick up low powered air cooled systems off ebay for 100$ or so.
"either a laser diode on it's own or ideally in a small laser pointer device."

Sounds like that'll be too big and power hungry for OP.

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CNI Laser offers a wavelength at 491nm.
Crystal laser offers a wavelength at 490nm.
We don't even know what this guys budget is yet... Or what his project is. Or anything other than he wants a small pointing device emitting at around ~490nm.

Let's wait for OP to get back to us, eh? More information needed.
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Default Re: Looking for a 495nm blue laser - low power

Best bet is a custom built 488nm diode module. Didn't people source the 488's for $1500 or something a pop? Add in cost of other parts, and then you'd just need to have (or somehow find someone with) the balls to make one in a small build.

495nm is either a freak diode among freak diodes, or an engineering sample ($$,$$$)

I'd love to see it happen though. I want a 488nm pointer myself, but I will not pay the current going rate. I'm waiting to see the price drop even more. When I started out, they were going for 6k, then for 4k, now 1.5k... it is dropping...
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Default Re: Looking for a 495nm blue laser - low power

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"either a laser diode on it's own or ideally in a small laser pointer device."

Sounds like that'll be too big and power hungry for OP.



We don't even know what this guys budget is yet... Or what his project is. Or anything other than he wants a small pointing device emitting at around ~490nm.

Let's wait for OP to get back to us, eh? More information needed.
I don't wanna wait. You didn't tell Hap to wait. I want satisfaction now.

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Default Re: Looking for a 495nm blue laser - low power

Blimey! Some excellent replies thanks guys.

I am looking to excite some fluorophores for a microscope but have limited budget (tens of quid/dollars rather than hundreds). The good thing is that there are dozens of chemicals available so I can pick and choose my frequencies.

There is one stain I would like to try, which has a peak excitation at 495nm. However, if really pushed I could try some clever optics to focus LED (non-laser) as there are turquoise devices close to that range.

Thanks for the replies, give it a few years and maybe there will be a full spectrum of pointers for a few quid on eBay!

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