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Found the low mw diode I want, what now?

Moilergy

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In pursuit of my 1mw ir laser I found the following laser diode...
Thorlabs - L980P010 980 nm, 10 mW, Ø5.6 mm, A Pin Code, Laser Diode
The L980P010 from thorlabs.

It's 10mw and 980nm making it almost perfect except for the fact that it's 10x more powerful than I want it to be!

So I want to buy this diode and the required parts to not only turn it into a functioning laser but to bring its output power down to 1mw.
Im new to assembling lasers so could someone point me to a short list of what I'll need to get this thing working?
So far I think I'll have to look at getting...
Safety glasses
A focusable lens
A low power diode driver
And The housing

From there I was going to set the laser up, get it on a laser power meter and adjust the input current until it outputted the power I want or use some sort of filter; however I'm very new to this so if I'm missing something please do shout.

Any advice for what to buy and do from here much appreciated.
 

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Also for what its worth I want to modulate this laser at about 35khertz so it can communicate data to an ir receiver, I don't know if this requirement complicates the power supply at all?
 




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