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Old 12-06-2010, 04:23 AM #1
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Default What's the difference?: Spartan 1W vs 30mW

So, there I was. ****s de...wrong forum.

Oh yeah, the laser thing. Ok, so, I've been searching around for a first high-powered laser when I noticed something that piqued my curiosity and I couldn't find an answer for. Why does the 30mW blue spartan cost more than the 1W? I searched here so if the answer is out there, I couldn't find it and apologize for posting this.


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Default Re: What's the difference?: Spartan 1W vs 30mW

A link would help.

I would assume, at this point, that the 30mW is a 473nm DPSS laser and the 1W is a 445nm diode laser.

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Default Re: What's the difference?: Spartan 1W vs 30mW

I just looked at DL's web site and the Spartan is a 445nm (diode) and the other blue is a 473nm(DPSS)

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Default Re: What's the difference?: Spartan 1W vs 30mW

I'm going to go with the 30mW one being a 473. It involves a complicated process of changing the frequency of light emitted from a pump diode twice to achieve the 473nm output. It's also highly inefficient, that 30mW Spartan probably has a 500-1000mW pump diode.
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Include links. note taken.

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Yes links help a lot so we know exactly what lasers you are referreing to.
You are welcome I hope that is what you were wanting to know.
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Absolutely. My question was answered well. Thanks again.
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