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Blarg King

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A guide to laser colors for people new to the world of lasers.


405nm Violet
http://i.imgur.com/ihEUrw5.jpg

445nm Blue
http://i.imgur.com/DLDcsQA.png

447nm Arctic Blue
http://i.imgur.com/dD7ByLp.jpg

450nm Royal Blue
http://i.imgur.com/XdhGVdw.jpg

473nm Aqua
http://i.imgur.com/zKsmPtG.jpg

515nm Pale Green (Also listed as "Forest Green" on stores, might be interchangable and/or indistinguishable from 520nm)
http://i.imgur.com/RbK1AD7.jpg

520nm Forest Green
http://i.imgur.com/hxRstmu.jpg

532nm Green
http://i.imgur.com/diVoLBZ.jpg

556nm Yellow-Green
http://i.imgur.com/VjJn2HF.jpg

589nm Yellow
http://i.imgur.com/ZGDBymk.jpg

593.5nm Amber/Orange
http://i.imgur.com/H08Ww67.jpg

635nm Bright Red
http://i.imgur.com/fFx4Upu.jpg

638nm Blood Red
http://i.imgur.com/KtiODyc.jpg

650-670nm Red
http://i.imgur.com/bU24XeJ.jpg

780nm Near-Infrared
(Invisible)

808nm Near-Infrared
(Invisible)

980nm Slightly Farther Than 808nm-Infrared
(Invisible)

1064nm Far(ish)-Infrared
(Invisible)


*These images aren't mine, I just pulled them off the web in order to provide examples.
** Thanks to the users helping to fill in the gaps and assure the correct vernacular is being used :)
 
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I'm just listing wavelengths you can get in pointers/modules. 577 nm seems to be only available as a medical device. Also the names are not necessarily their actual colors but what they go by when listed in stores and such.
 

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doesn't perception of color come down to opinion?
 
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That too. Its as close to pure yellow as were going to get in pointers/modules right now.
 
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I'm just listing wavelengths you can get in pointers/modules. 577 nm seems to be only available as a medical device. Also the names are not necessarily their actual colors but what they go by when listed in stores and such.
:(:(:(:(:(

But...But...

What about These:

556nm
808nm
1064nm

Could only think of these for now :)
 

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i am not criticizing you blarg, more so HD5830Gamer for being nitpicky about his perception of colors. i HIGHLY doubt he has seen 577nm personally. ill try to keep of the neg rep button...
 
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Oh yea, there is also

980nm(JetLasers)

Woohoo Gray, keep up the good work!
 
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ok i must say, 808nm is called "near IR" aswell as 1064 you could call it "far IR" if it were a CO2 @ 10664nm. 3390nm is called mid IR aswell...
 
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Some day Im going to make modules of all the visible wavelengths and make a laser rainbow.
 

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Some day Im going to make modules of all the visible wavelengths and make a laser rainbow.
Hey King? You can find pictures of the "Infrared" Online, just look it up.

Sorry if I keep listing faults, just trying to help ya out man :D
 

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Yeah I know you can find pictures of IR online but cameras show it as a whitish-purple so I don't want confusion with 405nm.
 

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Yeah I know you can find pictures of IR online but cameras show it as a whitish-purple so I don't want confusion with 405nm.
Alright man! I will keep you updated if I find anything else, hope that's fine with ya :undecided:
 

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Yeah its all good! :D
The goal here is to have as much information as possible and to make it as accurate as possible.

Only thing is that this thread will eventually get buried as new threads are made :/
Maybe I"ll bump it everyday to keep it up for new people to see....
 




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