Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums - discuss green laser pointers, blue laser pointers, and all types of lasers



Laser Pointer Store

hi

adesaxo31

New member
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
11
Likes
0
Points
0
just a quick post to say hello this forum is just what iv been looking for
 

Joined
Dec 30, 2009
Messages
511
Likes
14
Points
0
Hello, welcome to the forum. If you are looking for something I suggest using the search bar but don't use the one towards the left. Up at the top there are different things to click on. Click the search up there and type in what you need. If you can't find what you're looking for just make a thread. Welcome to the coolest forum on the web. :wave:
 

lasersbee

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 20, 2008
Messages
17,447
Likes
1,554
Points
113
to the Forum...

Don't forget to read the Newcomers section and the Forum Rules...
Enjoy your stay...


Jerry
 

photonaholic

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 24, 2009
Messages
2,769
Likes
106
Points
63
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.

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. ;)

 

AndyR

New member
Joined
Jan 10, 2010
Messages
166
Likes
4
Points
0
Welcome to LPF! Make sure you read around a bit, there's a ton of great information around here.
 

adesaxo31

New member
Joined
Mar 28, 2010
Messages
11
Likes
0
Points
0
thanks for the warm welcome people i am very interested in lasers but after reading alot of the safety i am a bit worried about damaging my eyes after reading alot of horror stories of slight exposures leading to eyesight problems very quickly i have purchased a rohm 100mw red diode 650nm cw 240mw pulsed an a odic force ofl 144 low dropout voltage linear switching laser driver i orderd these before i made myself a member of this forum an now i dont know weather to put it all together or not i dont feel that i know enough about the dangers or what protection to use with this diode any help would be much appreciated thanks ade
 
Joined
Jan 26, 2010
Messages
578
Likes
12
Points
0
If you buy some good laser safety glasses and be very careful about reflections and such you shouldn't too many problems. But accidents do happen, that's why you gotta be super careful.
 
Last edited:

Morgan

New member
Joined
Feb 5, 2009
Messages
2,178
Likes
127
Points
0
Hi adesaxo31 and welcome to LPF!:wave:

You shouldn't go far wrong with these: Laser Safety Goggles EP2 For 200-380nm & 600-760nm (Red lasers) - Detailed item view - OdicForce Lasers Online Shop .

If you're already dealing with Odicforce, (I'm assuming you're in the UK?), then you can check with them but these glasses cover the wavelength your looking at, (pardon the pun!). Bear in mind that these will not cover you for green, (532nm), or Blu-ray, (405nm), so you will need to invest in other protection for these wavelengths. It can be a false economy buying wavelength specific glasses though. Broader spectrum glasses are more expensive but not necessarily twice the price, if you get my meaning. I got some good glasses from S-K lasers.com, IIRC, but there is more info available on this site if you use the search button.

You only have two eyes, look after them.

Enjoy your time with us and we look forward to seeing pics of your first build!

M
:)
 




Top