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ok i have a dx true 50mw, that mode hopped.
i know its powered by a red diode, but if the laser is 50mw green, How much power would the red diode be ? or is the diode an ir one?
Also will i be able to salvage anything off the laser? Thanks
 

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The green laser is produced with an IR diode that pumps a set of crystals to make green light. The IR diode would be fairly powerful, but it's not visible as it is IR.
 
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pullbangdead said:
The green laser is produced with an IR diode that pumps a set of crystals to make green light. The IR diode would be fairly powerful, but it's not visible as it is IR.
well so i could make an laser with the ir diode?
so i can just remove the crystal and then have a burning laser thats invisible ?
 
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Theoretically you could, you would get probably ~300mw of 808nm (IR), but the optics meant for green will not collaminate IR that well.
 

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Since your DX50 is a "True" model, it actually has a 9mm 0.5W pump diode inside, which takes up to 700mA of current.
It's basically the same as the DX200, but had a lower output, so it's sold as a 50.

This thing can burn a black floppy even when it is hardly collimated. But it can burn your eyes even faster.
If you don't buy IR goggles, it wouldn't be a smart thing to do.

Otherwise, the beam has horrible characteristics. It's not oval like the reds. The diode projects a big flat "bar" of IR. It would be very hard to collimate it, and i doubt you could turn it into a tiny spot for burning. What it lacks the most is a fast axis lens, which would be hard to find.

You could try different collimator lenses. But only observe the output through a camera and with eye protection!
 
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IgorT said:
Since your DX50 is a "True" model, it actually has a 9mm 0.5W pump diode inside, which takes up to 700mA of current.
It's basically the same as the DX200, but had a lower output, so it's sold as a 50.

This thing can burn a black floppy even when it is hardly collimated. But it can burn your eyes even faster.
If you don't buy IR goggles, it wouldn't be a smart thing to do.

Otherwise, the beam has horrible characteristics. It's not oval like the reds. The diode projects a big flat "bar" of IR. It would be very hard to collimate it, and i doubt you could turn it into a tiny spot for burning. What it lacks the most is a fast axis lens, which would be hard to find.

You could try different collimator lenses. But only observe the output through a camera and with eye protection!
so how would i make a lser out of it?
and does anybody want to buy it ? for 20
 
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No its not, it modehops. $8 + ship is my final offer, take it or leave it. Id most likely gut it.
 

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You really should take the $8 offer. There is no way you are going to sell a mode hopping dx laser for much more. You could always try "not scamming" one of your friends with it. I'm sure they wouldn't even know what mode hopping is.
 
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spyrorocks said:
Actually, heres another offer: Ill give you $28.00 worth of wickedbucks for it.
hmm. so what all can i buy thats on Wl thats 28$??
and how many Wl bucks is it exactly ?
Either that or $12+ 4$shipping
 

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Wesdaman14 said:
[quote author=spyrorocks link=1207839493/0#10 date=1207853683]Actually, heres another offer: Ill give you $28.00 worth of wickedbucks for it.
hmm. so what all can i buy thats on Wl thats 28$??
and how many Wl bucks is it exactly ?
Either that or $12+ 4$shipping[/quote]
28 wb will almost get you some red blocking goggles from wl that you can use with your red burners.
 

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IgorT said:
Since your DX50 is a "True" model, it actually has a 9mm 0.5W pump diode inside, which takes up to 700mA of current.
It's basically the same as the DX200, but had a lower output, so it's sold as a 50.
I believe this is incorrect.  The DX 100, 150 & 200 use a completely different driver and open-can diode then those less then that.   http://www.dealextreme.com/feedbacks/browseCustomerPhotos.dx/sku.1997~id.4036

Be careful while messing around with your diode.  The invisible IR can damage your eyes without you even noticing it.  What i did to my DX 150 was I took the crystal and collimator off of a DX 5 module, then retrofitted it onto the 150 because I had focus/mode problems on my 150.  You shouldn't have any problem unscrewing the brass fittings from a DX 5 module and screwing it back onto your DX 50.  It might help.  I had to break the glue holding the first lens off and re-align it using superglue and a tooth pick.  


Oh yeah, the title is a little misleading! I was thinking there was a new invention or something! lol ;D
 




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