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Are there any books or magazines on lasers?

Blackholesun

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Hi,
I'm looking for some material on lasers. Books, magazines, anything to help with the hobby.
Thanks.
 



ArcticDude

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Hi,
I'm looking for some material on lasers. Books, magazines, anything to help with the hobby.
Thanks.

Laser Focus World Magazine >>

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Anthony P

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paul1598419

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Really depends on what you are trying to find out. One book that really goes into great detail on lasers is Solid State Laser Engineering, by Walter Koechner. I also have many books on holography if you are interested in that.
 

Blackholesun

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Hello again.
I am mostly interested in hobby laser material. I think we can skip the physics. Anything for building pointers would be good. Laser light show material. Laser art. Lasers in photography.
Thanks for any suggestions. I will look them all over. =)
 

paul1598419

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There are several older threads where members showed off their laser photos. Many used prisms and other glass materials. You should search for those if interested.
 

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Eidetic over on the old discord suggested this.

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The most important information you need to understand is laser safety, at the very least wearing the appropriate laser safety glasses to attenuate the wavelength you're working with is a must and it should go without saying that responsible lasing is mandatory at all times.

Remember many mistakes can result in a lifelong disability and should one impart said disability upon another then legal repercussions could result as well as regret, so remember safety first and don't take any shortcuts, don't think " I'll just take a peek at the lens without removing the batteries " make a mental list of your safety rules and always follow them.

My first 3 rules are:

#1 Laser safety glasses

#2 If you're not in a laser lab then STOP, LOOK and LISTEN before lasing, make sure there are no aircraft, approaching cars or children playing nearby before operating a laser outdoors in a safe manner.

#3 Always keep a hand held laser pointed in a safe direction.

And remember to take your time, it's a hobby after all.
 
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