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G-2 Collimator Lens Mishap ?

RedCowboy

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What's the beam quality like coming out of that crystal?

I know the focus of the pump and the alignment are very important, but can this be in the ballpark of the common 532 beam quality?

I showed that 10w C-mount 808 with corrective optic attached for 164 dollars a few days ago, this looks good.

What is the most efficient crystal to pump?
I know YAG is used a lot but I mean pumped with a solid state diode not a flash lamp and CW.
 



paul1598419

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That'd do it, but be careful with smoke too.

Here's what 15W into a lens with contamination from smoke on it will do... Can't really see the cracks for the burn marks...
When I first saw this, my first thought was this was used to pump something else. Thanks for the confirmation. What were you getting out of it? If it was 532nm I'd guess about 3 watts. If it is another line, it would depend.
 




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