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G&P 461 10mW Tactical Green Laser Modification

GP461

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Hello

I purchased this laser last year for use in combatitive sports (airsoft) however I was told it is not allowed on any fields because greenies are brighter than reds of the same output and can be a danger to player's eyesight.
Since I cannot use it for target illumination I would like to modify it. I want to remove the old diode and replace with a high powered burning diode. I have dissambled the laser and found the main electronic board and laser diode housing, but before attempting to take the diode housing apart would like someone else's opinion ? The build quality on the laser is exceptional, all metal, heatsink, very robust mil-spec. I am new to the laser forums.. am I biting more than I can chew here ? Can someone tell me if this is possible, any information would be greatly appreciated!

Kurt
 

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Unfortunately you can't replace a green laser's diode because any normal green laser today uses an infrared laser that shoots its beam through crystals to get a green beam. Because your laser is a DPSS green laser, you probably won't be able to modify the laser without breaking it. But if you want to buy a high powered green laser try www.novalasers.com and www.optotronics.com. If you want to stay cheap you can build your own burning red laser for under $30.
 

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styropyro said:
Unfortunately you can't replace a green laser's diode because any normal green laser today uses an infrared laser that shoots its beam through crystals to get a green beam. Because your laser is a DPSS green laser, you probably won't be able to modify the laser without breaking it. But if you want to buy a high powered green laser try www.novalasers.com and www.optotronics.com. If you want to stay cheap you can build your own burning red laser for under $30.

And even if you were to try and succeed, you would porbably end with about 40-50mw red, which wouldn't be too impressive. Anyways, once you were to buy the red diode, you would have spent the majority of building a DIY anyways. The flashlight host and circuit to do a "proper" red burner are only going to run you about $17 more if you do it yourself.
 




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