- Feb 16, 2016
I think we're at least a lot more likely to see a diode in this area than 589/594 though. It's at least a color that'd be useful in high end projectors and lighting systems, so maybe we'll have a bit of luck.Idk if rare stuff like handheld 577nm will come down much. That requires a decent demand for the product to drive manufacturing efficiency improvements. At $1500+ for a 3-5mw pointer, I doubt there will be much of any demand to drive this. Most professionals want a lab unit, and only the wealthiest of the hobby crowd can afford stuff like this.
It's a similar problem with 589 and 594 lasers. Haven't seen any significant price reduction or higher output over the past years. The DL units have actually gone UP in price.
I agree that the price of this DPSS won't change much though. The complexity is too great, and there just won't be enough demand at the necessary price range.