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Old 06-02-2015, 08:45 PM #1
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Default Sony Optiarc DVD RW laser quality for project?

hi im starting a little project using a host and some bits i already have, please can someone help? I have a sony optiarc dvd rw will that laser be suitable? Also what sort of Mw and Nm should i expect from it? Thanks in advance ☺️



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Default Re: Sony Optiarc DVD RW laser quality for project?

Not sure on the mW's, but most DVD drives have a diode in them which output in the 640nm-650nm range.

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Ah ok cheers mate more curiosity than anything, being red if the end result has decent burning power itll be 200mw+ ish i suppose? Its early learning days lol i have a lazerer 1.2w 445nm and just fancy giving it a go myself.
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Ah ok cheers mate more curiosity than anything, being red if the end result has decent burning power itll be 200mw+ ish i suppose? Its early learning days lol i have a lazerer 1.2w 445nm and just fancy giving it a go myself.
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I think the Optiarc have the flat diodes in them.
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i think the optiarc have the flat diodes in them.
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