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Old 04-18-2012, 12:53 AM #49
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Default Re: How to pulse a laser?

Just keep in mind, as I've said elsewhere, when you use PWM to reduce brightness, you don't actually reduce the eye-hazard of the laser. If you're using a 20% duty cycle PWM on a 1W laser, and the LPM reads 200mW, it is still as dangerous as the full 1W, not the 200mW reading.

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Always good to keep in mind. Thanks for the warning. I'v always got my goggles close by
I didn't mean to down play the dangers by say it's not 2W powerhouse....just to make fun
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