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Assorted pictures of laser beams -UPDATED AGAIN

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Hey guys. I acquired a fog machine last week and so naturally I used it to take some sweet laser pics.

UPDATE: November 10
More pics in new section at bottom.

UPDATE: March 14
Even MORE pics in the bottom section, including new yellow Helium-Neon laser.

UPDATE: March 15
I just had to take some more...

HeNe pics


10mW DX green pen

DX greenie and comparison with HeNe and DX 70mW red lab module

Left: HeNe and red. Right: Red through magnifying glass

Left: Red through magnifying glass. Right: comparison of red and 80mW blu-ray

80mW home-made Blu-ray

Blu ray some more + fluorescing hand soap

Omnichrome 532 Argon-ion (multiline, ~40mW)

More argon.




NEW PICS:











UPDATE 2: EVEN MORE






UPDATE 3: EVEN EVEN MORE!


Yellow HeNe recently received from Chris at Heururreururr-something-sciences  :p










My laser collection as of this update (March 2009)


Various 5mW red pointers
200mW red dilda-laser at 660nm
10mW DX green pen at 532nm
70mW Wicked Laser Fusion at 532nm
3x 100mW DX red modules at 650nm
140mW DX green module at 532nm
70mW Blu-ray build from 803t at 405nm
1mW Uniphase red Helium-Neon laser at 633nm
2mW  PMS Electro-Optics yellow Helium-Neon laser at 594nm
40mW Omnichrome 532 multiline Argon-ion laser running 10 lines from 514-450nm
7W Synrad Laakman OEM CO2 laser at 10,600nm, not working at this time.

UPDATE: March 15

I had the day off and I couldn't resist. The 488 from the argon and the 594 from the HeNe just look so good together!





 

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Re: Assorted pictures of laser beams

Pure awesomeness!!!! :D I can't believe how thin the HeNe beam is compared to the others. :eek:

And the red through magnifying glass pic prooves something I've been trying to demonstrate in a thread in the optics section quite nicely. ;D
 

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Re: Assorted pictures of laser beams

Great pictures !!! That new fog machine is quite something.
 
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Re: Assorted pictures of laser beams

Great picture, the Red almost looks pink too me, cool hand soap.
 
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wow, those are some truly amazing pictures! That fog machine was an awesome buy! What camera and exposure setting did you use?
 
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Re: Assorted pictures of laser beams

Your argon pics are awesome - I never get tired of argon pics anyway. Looks kinda funny in the one where the beam is going across the sink... ;D
 
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Re: Assorted pictures of laser beams

My camera is a Panasonic DMC-FZ18, great little thing. When I bought it, it was just about the best thing you could get without going SLR. These pictures are taken with an f-stop of 2.8 and an exposure time of 5-10 seconds.

The fog is thickest right when it comes out of the machine and it dissipates into the room quickly, so my super-scientific method involves spraying as much fog as possible, starting the exposure, then standing behind the camera and waving my arms around like a maniac trying to push the fog down into the laser beams.

That's why the beam looks so patchy in the second last picture. It's just the patchy fog.
 

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Re: Assorted pictures of laser beams

nice pics! where did you get those prisms ?
 

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Re: Assorted pictures of laser beams *UPDATE: MORE

Those are some of the best I've seen. Great job

Switch said:
the red through magnifying glass pic prooves something I've been trying to demonstrate in a thread in the optics section quite nicely. ;D
I was just thinking that :)
 

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Re: Assorted pictures of laser beams *UPDATE: MORE

Uber-awesome pics! :D

You made me want that camera really bad now. What a dream to be able to take such awesome beamshots!

I've spent about ten minutes looking through all of the pics, and enjoyed every moment. So if you have more similar ones, POST. :p
 
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Re: Assorted pictures of laser beams *UPDATE: MORE

I do have more, I'll post them when I get home from school.
 




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