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Hi everyone. NYC laser newb checking in here. I started to get an interest for laser pointers after I seen some that can burn stuff! I was amazed! I wanted to make one myself. I found this forum while researching about lasers and I have kept coming back to read more and learn new things. I have been reading for several weeks now and I'm anxious to get started on my first simple build. I want to make sure I understand everything there is to understand before I begin.

I started ordering some parts (thanks flaminpyro for the extractor) and will begin soon. Im an undergrad student studying electrical engineering and I understand a lot of the stuff I am reading here. I think this is one of the best sites for DIY laser hobbyists.

So just saying Hi! :D

PS. Oh, and if anyone knows where I can get a good deal on PHR diodes that will be great!
 
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Welcome to LPF. Enjoy your time with us here.



I have compiled a list of "must read" information, it will make your time with us more productive and pleasant.

the very first thing you should read before going any further.....


What is expected of you{url]

Laser Resources (for n00bs and veterans alike!)

http://laserpointerforums.com/f36/looking-build-laser-read-me-47684.html

Sam's Laser FAQ (The Laser Bible)

Sam's Laser FAQ - Preface, Introduction, What is a Laser?, Safety

RP Photonics Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology

Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology - an Open Access Resource of In-Depth Information, Free Articles, Nonlinear and Fiber Optics

I have included a handy guide to assist you in finding what you need. ;)

 




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