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ultimatekaiser

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Re: Mini Review of Laserglow Sol

Uhh...I think you have your words mixed up :thinking: "Labbies" would refer to lab style lasers, which would not have batteries ("Have long battery life"). Also, the majority of the time, the expense comes from either crystal alignment being very difficult (talking about solid state lasers, of course), and material expense (again, crystals).
not necessarily. some labbies do run on batteries (no not AA's) they typically run 12VDC. but that was an afterthought in light of the CNI PGL lasers. as for cost, its not necessarily from the crystal alignments, its mostly judged on how hard the laser is to stablize. even a <5mw laser can still run in the thousands direct diode. its all about stability. many of them are <10,5,or even 1% power shift over 4+ hours, with up to 10000 hours run-time. manufacturing costs definitely factor in though. (another reason why some things still use gas, stability and beam quality and long coherence are typically always present in most gas lasers with minimal or no correction.

Are you saying that because a laser is high powered, it won't have a good quality beam :thinking:
I can promise you that someones 500mW 532 from CNI or Sky lasers will have a beam of equal or better quality to your laserglow pen-if by beam quality you are referring to diameter, dot appearance, divergence, etc. (if that isnt what you mean, then idk what :p)
CNI makes laserglow's products....'nuff said. But a lot of more powerful lasers do suffer from worse beams, many of the 532s from them in handheld over a few hundred mW are multimode as far as I've seen. even my 150mW is a bit prone to mode hopping. (my 671nm is almost NEVER a perfect TEM00) they waver in power a lot due to heat being unable to escape the cavity.

True indeed :) I don't think I said anything about the beam previously though.... If you care, it is simply due to crystals being not quite parallel with the output- refraction and all :)
yes. you're right :) and this was aimed at the thread creator since he seemed unsatisfied that it wasn't leaving the pointer 'straight'

sorry for my un-clearness, it was never my intention to be condescending or anything.
 
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Sorry about this "review" guys :( I just wanted to add some 2 cents on this pointer since there has not been a single review type thing on this forums about it. I bought it for a few reasons: It looked cool, it's gold plated, I do presentations often and needed a greenie, I wanted to try out a laser from LG. THAT'S IT! PLUS I don't know how to change the title of a post.
 
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not necessarily. some labbies do run on batteries (no not AA's) they typically run 12VDC. but that was an afterthought in light of the CNI PGL lasers. as for cost, its not necessarily from the crystal alignments, its mostly judged on how hard the laser is to stablize. even a <5mw laser can still run in the thousands direct diode. its all about stability. many of them are <10,5,or even 1% power shift over 4+ hours, with up to 10000 hours run-time. manufacturing costs definitely factor in though. (another reason why some things still use gas, stability and beam quality and long coherence are typically always present in most gas lasers with minimal or no correction.



CNI makes laserglow's products....'nuff said. But a lot of more powerful lasers do suffer from worse beams, many of the 532s from them in handheld over a few hundred mW are multimode as far as I've seen. even my 150mW is a bit prone to mode hopping. (my 671nm is almost NEVER a perfect TEM00) they waver in power a lot due to heat being unable to escape the cavity.



yes. you're right :) and this was aimed at the thread creator since he seemed unsatisfied that it wasn't leaving the pointer 'straight'

sorry for my un-clearness, it was never my intention to be condescending or anything.
I am pretty sure "labby" by definition means not ran by batteries. A CNI PGL laser is not a labby. It is a handheld. Price does NOT result from how hard it is to stabilize-take 500.8nm for example. The crystals are expensive and tricky as all get out to make. And if you think you are going to find a <5mW handheld that costs thousands of dollars because "stability", then good luck. Maybe if it was something like a direct orange diode, or a one of a kind rare wavelength diode. Example: styropyros 5mW 650nm 5v module he left plugged in for what was it, several years?


CNI makes laserglow's products....'nuff said. But a lot of more powerful lasers do suffer from worse beams, many of the 532s from them in handheld over a few hundred mW are multimode as far as I've seen. even my 150mW is a bit prone to mode hopping. (my 671nm is almost NEVER a perfect TEM00) they waver in power a lot due to heat being unable to escape the cavity.
multimode? :thinking: are you talking about when a solid state laser mod hops?
 

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Re: Mini Review of Laserglow Sol

Sorry about this "review" guys :( I just wanted to add some 2 cents on this pointer since there has not been a single review type thing on this forums about it. I bought it for a few reasons: It looked cool, it's gold plated, I do presentations often and needed a greenie, I wanted to try out a laser from LG. THAT'S IT! PLUS I don't know how to change the title of a post.
Hey I like it :) it's not a full review, but I think its a good start! I really like it, as I havn't seen one of the sol pointers before.

And no handhelds are not going to be thousands, it's just the labbies that are that much. Most expensive handheld I've seen from cni was about 900. But let's get back on topic. If you wanna talk about this in pm we can crazy. (and btw, I do know a lot about DPSS. I can understand you wanting to NEG me, but you're misunderstanding what I mean I think.)
 
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Just saying, I don't understand why you would pay so much for such little output, when you could build a very nice pen laser yourself, for less or equal to the same price, yet with 50x the power. Your money, I guess :D
I know what you mean, but I got it for only 65 dollars during black friday :D
 

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If you haven't found out already, to edit the title just go to your first post->edit->go advanced-> and you should be able to edit the title.
 

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Re: Mini Review of Laserglow Sol

I quite fancy one of these precious metal series for myself... Call me frivolous but that gold laser pen would look badass on a shirt pocket or even tucked into a suit jacket. The one thing I would do though is attempt to remove the warning label, IMO it spoils the host in this particular, special instance. I don't suppose you've tried it yourself - or can observe how well stuck on the label is?
 

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Thank you for understanding! I think the label is stuck on pretty well, but i'll see if I can loosen it!
 

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It's fine. Ive gotten it off, but there is some residue. I'm working on it carefully :)
 

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Very Nice review Kilter :) keep it up!

+1 to ya.

Ps: Writing this on a french IPad so some of the grammar may be off.
 

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Here they are. Btw my face looks like crap cuz im sick :( LOL and I am older than I look :D


 
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