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Post What is a good divergence?

just recently i found an online divergence calculator and i decided it would be cool to measure its divergence
so after the setup i found that my basic green laser has a divergence of exactly 1.2303143398648593 mRad, or more simply 1.2 mRad :P
so is this a good divergence? if not, what is?
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just recently i found an online divergence calculator and i decided it would be cool to measure its divergence
so after the setup i found that my basic green laser has a divergence of exactly 1.2303143398648593 mRad, or more simply 1.2 mRad :P
so is this a good divergence? if not, what is?
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That's a fairly reasonable divergence IMO, but 'good' is subjective. Someone else might think that isn't good divergence, they might think 0.5mRad is good.
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For a dpss green imo it's good.
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I would consider the standard for "good" would be most single modes. In general 532nm have good divergence too. I suppose if you don't need a 3 element lens for correction you are in the good range.
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My 473nm Pl-E Pro gave me a divergence measurement of 0.5mRad, which is the lowest I've ever had. I'd consider 1.2mRad and less to be good.
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Ditto 1.2 and less
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Yes I have also found <1.2 mRad to be a exceptable divergence.

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