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200mW+ 520nm Handheld OSRAM PLP520-B1

Nprlaser

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I'm happy to share the newest member to the laser family. A week ago I talked to DTR about the Osram PLP520-B1, though of course you know where the 200mw will be coming from, and I got my hands on Osram's newest laser diode. Here what it boils down to:
This diode is driven at 550mA so it's guaranteed that I will be getting at least 200mw, maybe 250mw, I really don't know since I lack a lpm. But anyways, the laser itself outputs a very strong beam, brighter than a 1w 445nm! :drool: This laser deserves my best polished c6 host, and take a look at these pictures:







Side by side comparison with plp520 and pl520

Beam Profiles
PLP on left, PL on right, huge difference!​
 



COMMANDR

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Awesome looking laser dude. Great job on the build and that polished c6 host is just too cool.
How do you get such fine polish on those host???
 

crazyspaz

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Nice. I had a single mode 520 in an sh032 host a while ago, and I loved it. Chrome finish+520 is really an awesome combo. Nice build :)
 

Cel

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Nice build! What about splash though?
 

Nprlaser

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Awesome looking laser dude. Great job on the build and that polished c6 host is just too cool.
How do you get such fine polish on those host???
I just use a cheap buffing machine I got for like $40 and polishing compound for like $7 and 40 minutes of work and touching up gives me Yoda's lightsabre
 

Thejoker301

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Nice build :)

I just finished building one for a customer yesterday.

Did about 209mW if I remember right :beer:

The polishing job on the C6 is looking great +1 :gj:
 
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TaterMay

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I'm currently building a setup with the same driver/diode combination. I'm curious, how has it held up to the 550 mA? Asking because I'd like to run 550 myself, but DTR recommended 400mA for the diode to last.
 




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