You just might want to try that Laserland 520 that a few of us got for free to review. We are seeing about 10mw, which might be a bit strong for your tastes but running 2 C123's instead seem to to tame it. For $23 its a heck of a host and build..Actually just found out Lifetime metered mine at 5mw.
Feel free to post in the thread :) TECs can be incredibly sensitive (assuming you shield it from ambient energy sources) Although you may need to change R2 to 100K to give a higher gain range. You should be able to read lasers at the single digit mW range with no issues.
You & family/freinds are invited to attend the BCF Cook-off Oct 15-16 & 17
down in Angleton
on the 15th the fair is free
on Fri & Sat you pay to enter the fair.... but free access to the cook-off area
is FREE & it is located on the SE side of the fairgrounds in front of the Rodeo arena
better to park back there than parking and entering from the front of the fairgrounds
we can be seen thru the fence- look for a LOT of campers etc-
ask anyone where we are and they will direct you-- If you arrive after dark look or our two flaming torches above our entrance
you may get stopped upon entering our booths on Friiday BUT just ask for me- I have VIP passes for you-