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I don't know if this has been asked before but I would love to see what you all would build with unlimited money/resources/time.

I know there are some newbies out there that are thinking of the same things that I am. Like I would love to build a large laser cannon or maybe experiment with some fiber optic cables+lasers. Maybe try and combine some different laser beams. I don't usually have a ton of spare cash so I guess I just like to dream of what can be made.

I'd also like to hear about some more advanced stuff that I know some of the senior members would like to make. Show me some of your crazy amazing ideas! :)

So if you had everything you ever needed, what kind of laser related stuff would you create?:D
 

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So if you had everything you ever needed, what kind of laser related stuff would you create?:D
Damn, if I had unlimited money and time, lasers wouldn't be the main focus, but it's probably a good thing that you kept it narrowed down or I'd be going on for a while :p

I'd probably manage to find a way of going about combining a crap ton of NUBM44s using either knife edge arrays or laser combiner prism mirrors. I'd then run it through a nice beam expander (and maybe some correction optics in between) to have a thick, bright, blue beam.

And I'd probably do the same for the 1.3W 520nm diodes. And the 07Es.
 
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I'd probably manage to find a way of going about combining a crap ton of NUBM44s using either knife edge arrays or laser combiner prism mirrors. I'd then run it through a nice beam expander (and maybe some correction optics in between) to have a thick, bright, blue beam.
This is kinda what I'd like to do with a "laser cannon" :)

Maybe some sort of laser minigun/chaingun :D
Something where the barrels would rotate and have it synced up with the laser to perform a laser firing kind of effect.
 

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Hmm......

I think I would probably work on creating a company or inventions to better human life. For example, try to invest research for cleaner, more efficient forms of energy instead of using those pesky harmful fossil fuels. I also think focusing on space might be quite neat! There's so little we know about space and the more we learn & know what is going on around us, the better we stand a chance to survive and prosper!

Also, if I had the patience, a DIY 100mW 589nm laser :D :D

-Alex
 

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A laser using the Nubm44 with an unlimited power cycle that runs on 2 32650's so it'll run for a couple hours :)

Oh and a Bugatti. Tahehe
 

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A laser using the Nubm44 with an unlimited power cycle that runs on 2 32650's so it'll run for a couple hours :)

Oh and a Bugatti. Tahehe
That's inspiring. I actually want to attempt that with my 07e lol

+rep

I'm a Ferrari kinda guy :p
 

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Hmm......

I think I would probably work on creating a company or inventions to better human life. For example, try to invest research for cleaner, more efficient forms of energy instead of using those pesky harmful fossil fuels. I also think focusing on space might be quite neat! There's so little we know about space and the more we learn & know what is going on around us, the better we stand a chance to survive and prosper!

Also, if I had the patience, a DIY 100mW 589nm laser :D :D

-Alex
Hey hap, I know this is off topic a little but I went back to my first thread I ever posted over a year ago when I joined and besides the person banned before you, you were actually the first person to comment on my first post. I guess you were the very first name I ever saw on this forum, it was a post about a 1 watt yellow laser and will they ever exist, I dunno why I thought that was interesting :D
 

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We are limiting our answers to laser builds? Because I would build many things, an AWD electric race car, some aviation items, some medical items with the help of a team of experts to benefit mankind and a team of lawyers to keep my INC from getting screwed for wanting to help people.


But lasers Right?

So so so many things, I would like to work with some fiber lasers.

I think I would build laser diodes and arrays and many concepts would be miniaturized and improved, heat removal would be TEC as these would not be weak.

I would build a RGB emitters with brag combiners or fused biconic couplers to create true tunable RGB portables.

Really there is no end to it and more would grow out of it all.
 
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If I had unlimited time and money I would build some gas and dye lasers. I'd love to see some self created 597nm lasing out of a xenon ion laser. A mercury vapor laser would be awesome too because it emits 567nm and 615nm but in this case I'd need unlimited health too ;).
I guess I would just hunt for wavelengths.
 
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Hmm......

I think I would probably work on creating a company or inventions to better human life. For example, try to invest research for cleaner, more efficient forms of energy instead of using those pesky harmful fossil fuels. I also think focusing on space might be quite neat! There's so little we know about space and the more we learn & know what is going on around us, the better we stand a chance to survive and prosper!

Also, if I had the patience, a DIY 100mW 589nm laser :D :D

-Alex
This is the the best answer to the question so far, but why does almost every last person want a yellow laser? Is it just because it's something just out of reach or what? I think yellow is an ugly color, I like violet, blue, green, orange, red. If yellow diodes ever become available I think I will have someone machine a penis shaped host and I'll build a yellow laser in it.:crackup:

Alan
 

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The little bit of nerd in me would love a Star Trek phaser build that might actually come close to what the TV show's phaser did but i'm guessing I would need to build a time machine or freeze my brain first:)
 
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I'll have to modify the question since I don't have anywhere near the knowledge to build such a thing but if I could have anything built for my private use it would be similar to a laser guide star system. A 20W 589 nm laser system with as good of divergence as possible.

Or more realistic a 1W 561 nm handheld with cooling. That would be pretty amazing. Its my second favorite wl.
 

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I am always interested in using lasers for Science fiction builds and things like that so I just thought of a few more things I would be interested in building:D

A model of the death star with a fully functional laser and maybe a few small fake planets to burn :D
Or maybe some Laser Rifles from different video games and movies. Oooooooor, try and recreate some Iron man weapons!
 
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This is the the best answer to the question so far, but why does almost every last person want a yellow laser? Is it just because it's something just out of reach or what? I think yellow is an ugly color, I like violet, blue, green, orange, red. If yellow diodes ever become available I think I will have someone machine a penis shaped host and I'll build a yellow laser in it.:crackup:

Alan
If you ever do that I expect pictures ASAP:crackup:
 

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I don't know that I'd really get any truly unique handhelds, but I'd build a huge open building with laser projectors all over it. I'd buy one of those nice fiber (or direct diode) laser cutters that's at least six figures. I think I'd also get a bunch of laser medium (probably fiber) to build my own super high power laser cannon like in the missile defence system videos.
 

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Hey hap, I know this is off topic a little but I went back to my first thread I ever posted over a year ago when I joined and besides the person banned before you, you were actually the first person to comment on my first post. I guess you were the very first name I ever saw on this forum, it was a post about a 1 watt yellow laser and will they ever exist, I dunno why I thought that was interesting :D
Haha! :D

Edit: @Pi R Squared

Lol! :) I love yellow!

-Alex
 
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