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01-23-2016, 11:21 PM #33
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Re: Back on point...

My only caution is, once your lobbies are gone, will you later miss them?

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Angular Size Calculator; use with diode angle of radiation specification to calculate the needed lens diameter for a given FL:
http://www.1728.org/angsize.htm

Divergence to spot size calculator: http://tinyurl.com/spotsize - 1 mRad is about .057 degrees which from the earth would expand to be ~10% the diameters of the moon or sun at their distances.

Divergence Calculator: http://www.pseudonomen.com/lasers/ca...alculator.html - Measure your lasers beamwidth at 1 foot & then at a further distance to calculate the divergence.

Online calculator to determine spot intensity at different mRad's & powers @ distances: http://tinyurl.com/divergence-calculator

Laser Power Density Calculator: http://www.ophiropt.com/laser-measur...ity-calculator

How to build a laser beam expander to reduce divergence: http://tinyurl.com/BeamExpander

RHD's Relative Perceived Brightness Calculator. Compare brightness @nm: http://lsrtools.1apps.com/relativebrightness

YAG Power Calculator, i.e. convert ns @ mJ to peak power in watts http://tinyurl.com/YAG-Pulse

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01-23-2016, 11:34 PM #34
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Re: Back on point...

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Alaskan My only caution is, once your lobbies are gone, will you later miss them?
Well they were nice lasers, I was lucky to have owned such technology but I never use them for they actual purpose. Literally, the only thing I do is....

Turn on, stare at dot/beam, turn off, done. They'll be in the back of my mind forever haha

-Alex
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My Lasers:
650nm: laserbtb LP650-5 (peak 15mW)
635nm: Laserglow Libra (peak 4mW)
593.5nm: Laserglow Rigel-2 (peak 1mW)
532nm: Laserglow Anser (peak 4mW)
405nm: laserbtb LP405-5 (waiting for arrival)

"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?" -Bob Marley
“The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” -Carl Sagan
You are important: Pale Blue Dot

01-24-2016, 12:53 AM #35
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Re: Back on point...

Good, good, dip your toes into the waters of DIY! I know you like the look of the clean, professional, manufactured CNI lasers, but it couldn't be too hard to make your own labby that looks clean, if you put some elbow grease into it
If you like the exotic colours, totally consider just making an RGB adjustable laser, where you can tune the colour to your liking! I know where you can get the crucial parts.
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650nm 5mW pointer (solid! Lasted me almost seven years!)
650nm 300mW SL build (ruined) link
635nm 250mW pocket flashlight build
593.5nm 2-9mW Laserglow Rigel
532nm ~25mW flashlight mod! (Barely working, needs modification) link
532nm 300+mW Jetlasers PL-E Pro review
473nm 177mW peak Jetlasers Pl-E Pro review
473nm 45mW labby
450nm 65mW mini focusable laser from Lazerer

To Do List

589nm 50mW Dragon Lasers Spartan
515nm 70mW Jetlasers Titanium B
Custom wooden hosts coming sometime this lifetime.
something something NUBM07E

01-24-2016, 01:05 AM #36
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Re: Back on point...

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Gabe Good, good, dip your toes into the waters of DIY! I know you like the look of the clean, professional, manufactured CNI lasers, but it couldn't be too hard to make your own labby that looks clean, if you put some elbow grease into it If you like the exotic colours, totally consider just making an RGB adjustable laser, where you can tune the colour to your liking! I know where you can get the crucial parts.
Aha, thanks Gabe!

I made a sale thread to sell off my current collection and will start collecting LaserGlow pointers(like before). I'll have both my exotic pointers, plus my DIY laser mess hehe

-Alex
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My Lasers:
650nm: laserbtb LP650-5 (peak 15mW)
635nm: Laserglow Libra (peak 4mW)
593.5nm: Laserglow Rigel-2 (peak 1mW)
532nm: Laserglow Anser (peak 4mW)
405nm: laserbtb LP405-5 (waiting for arrival)

"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?" -Bob Marley
“The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” -Carl Sagan
You are important: Pale Blue Dot

01-24-2016, 01:10 AM #37
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Re: Back on point...

Well that is a 180° turn around
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405nm 5mW to 600mW
445nm 5mW to 3800mW
473nm 10mW to 145mW
520nm 15mW to 900mW
532nm 3mW to 1189mW
593.5nm 2mW
635nm 15mW to 200mW
650nm 5mW to 948mW

01-24-2016, 01:10 AM #38
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Re: Back on point...

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Laser Chick Well that is a 180° turn around
Indeed it is!

-Alex
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My Lasers:
650nm: laserbtb LP650-5 (peak 15mW)
635nm: Laserglow Libra (peak 4mW)
593.5nm: Laserglow Rigel-2 (peak 1mW)
532nm: Laserglow Anser (peak 4mW)
405nm: laserbtb LP405-5 (waiting for arrival)

"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?" -Bob Marley
“The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” -Carl Sagan
You are important: Pale Blue Dot

01-24-2016, 02:26 AM #39
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Re: Back on point...

i know they're nice and all but i really don't think you should buy those expensive pointers... get the ones from laserbtb, those are nice pointers. of course for 473nm and such you'll need to go with CNI and their resellers but no need to waste money on an expensive 405nm. its your money though, and if your ok with spending a lot to get the best of the best, then go for it. just be careful with how much your spending.
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660nm laser 303, LED'ed, 5mW
638nm HL63193MG @1.2A, S1 lens, 501B, ~900mW
532nm 100mW HL from laserbtb
515nm 30mw HL-515 laserbtb
488nm JSDU 2214-20SLMD 20mW Argon-Ion
445nm "2W" from lazerpoint
405nm BDR-209 16x @ 0.6A, S1 lens, 501B, ~900mW

Future Plans:
NUBMO7E Large Custom Host Build.

I have a good basic understanding of DPSS and gas lasers, so if you have questions, feel free to PM me! I don't know hardly anything about electronics though.

01-24-2016, 02:28 AM #40
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Re: Back on point...

Quote:
 Originally Posted by micheal rosen i know they're nice and all but i really don't think you should buy those expensive pointers... get the ones from laserbtb, those are nice pointers. of course for 473nm and such you'll need to go with CNI and their resellers but no need to waste money on an expensive 405nm. its your money though, and if your ok with spending a lot to get the best of the best, then go for it. just be careful with how much your spending.
Thanks micheal, and I will heed you're advice haha. Im starting to put money into my savings now since it's always a good idea to have a backup just in case.

-Alex
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My Lasers:
650nm: laserbtb LP650-5 (peak 15mW)
635nm: Laserglow Libra (peak 4mW)
593.5nm: Laserglow Rigel-2 (peak 1mW)
532nm: Laserglow Anser (peak 4mW)
405nm: laserbtb LP405-5 (waiting for arrival)

"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?" -Bob Marley
“The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” -Carl Sagan
You are important: Pale Blue Dot

01-24-2016, 01:53 PM #41
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Re: Back on point...

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Hap Well they were nice lasers, I was lucky to have owned such technology but I never use them for they actual purpose. Literally, the only thing I do is.... Turn on, stare at dot/beam, turn off, done. They'll be in the back of my mind forever haha -Alex
I wish you would try just one little experiment with your labby and maby just maby you would see them a different way. Hap but I do understand you are set in your ways and that is who you are and it makes unique and your own person Good luck with the sale

01-24-2016, 03:34 PM #42
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by GSS I wish you would try just one little experiment with your labby and maby just maby you would see them a different way. Hap but I do understand you are set in your ways and that is who you are and it makes unique and your own person Good luck with the sale
Hey Pete, thanks!

Everyone's personality makes them unique and this forum interesting. I'm more of a pointer guy I realized, plus my family loves to travel so I'll be able to bring them along for the ride

-Alex

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