- May 14, 2013
hmmmm what do you think a new diode would run or could i get a step down?
First you need to see if it can be taken apart and fixed and what size module it has in it. Chinese manufacturers sometimes epoxy everything in place and it can't be taken apart.
You can get a 700mw 520nm raw diode from DTR for ~$300, which you could push to 750mw (1W even). No idea where you can get 750mw 532nm diodes though.
That's a good idea though changing over to a 520nm, provided it could fit a standard 12mm AixiZ type module, but then again doing that it might just be easier to buy a standard host and build a new laser.
There's got to be someone here who had one of these and took one apart before.