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Im a with 2 laser (Class III) modules from a $70,000 tunable laser source

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Hi Everybody
Its a pleasure to be on this forum im seeing lots of interesting stuff. I also may have some thing very interesting in front of me. I believe they are the laser modules from a now obsolete hp tuneable laser source (i will go get the exact model later) and the machine had either a ClassIII or ClassIIIb on it. Im not even sure which is the business end of these things. In the smaller one I think the light emitting end is covered by a fibre optic, but on the larger one i see what I think lookss like a lens or something opposite to the side with the fibre optic.
So my experience with lasmwers to date is the €2 ones you buy in spain and the 5mMw green astronomical pointers.
So if anybody could give me some advice or tell me anything about or if these things are valuable

 

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That's it? Looks like a fiber-coupled IR diode to me. Probably the main pump source. Best guess is 1-5W.
 
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ok as far as i remember they came from hp 81680 or 8168a, and from what i see there are a lot of different specs and options but the wavelength for the 2 modules is in the 1400s-1500s nm and power outputs vary greatly from -20dbm to 8dbm, not sure which i have could be weaker .8dbm
So my question is what can i do with these?
 

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dBm is decibel milliwatt. 8 dBm is 10^(8/10) = 6.3mW and -20 dBm is 10^(-20/10) = 0.01mW.

Since this is low power Mid-IR, you can't feel it or see it, even with a digital camera, and you can't burn or pump anything either. It's useless for anything except niche science applications, I'm afraid.
 
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