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Hi everyone, I'm Duff. I'm new here, really because I find the whole topic to be extremely interesting. I've had a couple of laser pens that I purchased off of ebay in the past and I've done research on building one out of my old broken down computer. It unfortunately never happened though! So today I'm here to learn more about lasers, the fascination with them and hopefully getting my new one from ebay in the mail soon!

So in short form, I know pretty much nothing about lasers, want to learn more and meet decent people!

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Welcome to LPF!

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Thanks for the welcome! I just received my first decent laser, a Laser 301 cheapo from ebay. I'm going to do a few pictures and what not of what I ended up with!
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Just because it's a laser 301 doesn't mean it's crap. If your lucky, I heard they can be 80mw plus!
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Welcome,

Remember, if you do experiments or think about buying lasers that safety should be first.
Also, it is generally better IMHO to start with cheaper, less powerful lasers in the beginning, before you gain for experience.

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Noteworthy Lasers and λ's:
1064nm: SSY-1
685nm: 24mW pen
676.4nm: Ar/Kr (only during warmup)
660nm: ~200mW ML101U29
647.1nm: Omnichrome 643 Ar/Kr 6-line max (high hours)
638nm/635nm: 600mW Kryton Groove - 6mW DIY pen
632.8nm: SP-107 - 6mW Hughes 3225H-C made in 1980.
594.1nm: 4.1mW Coherent from Sigurthr - 1.7mW REO-LHYR-0050M
~575nm coming eventually...
568.2nm: Ar/Kr
~565nm coming eventually...
543.5nm: 3.1mW Coherent
532nm/537nm/542nm/545nm/550nm multi-line DPSS
532nm: 500mw CNI PGL-III-C
515nm: 36mW laserBtB
503nm: ~10mW leadlight
514.5nm/501.7nm/496.5nm/488.0nm/476.5nm/465.8nm/457.9nm Argon Ion
494nm: ~40mW C6
475nm: ~10mW leadlight
473nm: <5mW B&W Tek
462nm: 2W M462 Kryton Groove
450nm/445nm: 2.5W NDB7875 Kryton Groove - 40mW NDB7242E Pen
405nm: 100mW PHR-805T
DIY RGB laser projector
Several B&W spectrometers

Building: 337.1nm: TEA laser, 2.5W 532nm Halfnote. 3-4 stage Peltier Supercooled 638nm... (target λ of 625nm @ <-40‎°C)

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