Cool info! I heard about G8 lenses before but it does not seem as ubiquitous as G7 and is also more expensive. Furthermore when I bought the laser from sanwu, they did not offer G8 lenses so I had to stick with the G7. Maybe I would swap lenses to G8 in the future?
True.Multimode laser diodes have poorer divergence that single mode diode but I was really hoping it would be lower, perhaps less than 2mrad. Maybe I would try using the G8 lens as Paul1598419 suggested
Actually the laser use a G7 lens according to Sanwu when I email them about the type of lens they used on this laser. So I am not too sure why it has terrible beam divergence despite using a G7. Any ideas why?
I do not have the divergence measurement up to 30m, but this is my new calculated divergences. The one in the review is wrong and I have done the amendments.
When distance = 0m, Diameter = 6mm;
Test 1 :
Dist = 9.136m
Dia = 38mm
Divergence = 3.5mrad
Test 2 :
Dist = 6.001m
Dia = 20mm
More host and beamshot pics for you to enjoy :
G7 lens in the head of the laser
Tailcap view of laser
Host separated into 2 pieces
AR coated G7 lens protector closeup
Beam infinitely into the night sky
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