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Old 09-06-2010, 03:16 PM #1
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Default Unstable Brightness?

I recently bought a "5mW" green laser that is pretty overspec. The only problem is, it takes a while to warm up (I thought it was broken at first). However, even when it is warmed up, it'll be very bright (30mW) for maybe half a second then drop down to probably 15mW. The violet laser i bought from the same place is more constant.

Is there a reason for this inconsistency in power? Is it something I can fix?


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Green Lasers are notorious for unstable outputs...
The cheaper the Laser the cheaper and less quality
the crystals....
As the crystals warm up they change characteristics
and therefor output...

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Sorry, as Jerry said there is probably nothing You can do except try a new battery.
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There is likely a good reason why laser modules vary so much in price.
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