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These have been sitting on my harddrive for about a year, so I'm finally posting them is response to disma here: http://www.laserpointerforums.com/forums/YaBB.pl?num=1199762330/11#11


Never used metacafe, so I'm gunna try posting one of them there and seeing what happens. Probably nothing, but I figure it can't hurt:
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1029177/infrared_laser_sets_cardboard_aflame/
^ Igniting cardboard with IR

and the other one is up on good ol' YouTube:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=S_t1Bnicjgc
^ Lighting a candle - no matches!


Bon appétit
 

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RA_pierce said:
!!!! Good stuff... Is that a fiber coupled laser? What power?
Yep. Fiber coupled and focused for burning. Was running it at ~10 Watts in those vids, although it can handle more. Feel free rate and hype up that metacafe vid BTW ;)
 

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What kind of lenses do you use to focus/collimate 808nm? I thought NIR and IR were blocked by glass and plastic...
 
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RA_pierce said:
What kind of lenses do you use to focus/collimate 808nm? I thought NIR and IR were blocked by glass and plastic...
I think you're thinking of deep IR CO2 lasers - 10600nm. To THOSE, regular glass is opaqe. Using a regular glass lens with 808nm might not be the most efficient way about it - but for some casual burning it gets the job done.
 

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Awesome! ;D , thats what I was expecting from these! I can not get this thing collimated good enough... tomarrow, ill work on it some more... Ill get it working.
I got a bunch of lenses off the hp printer today to try... I think its gonna take a stronger x lens then the y... but getting this to cooperate is whats hard about it.

Max
 

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I'm really considering buying an IR laser, or stripping the pump diode out of my 125mW Fusion from WL, but I'm not even going to go near that until I have proper eyewear. I nearly lost my eyes to a WL product once (twice) before, I'm not risking it again.
 
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Amnizu said:
I'm really considering buying an IR laser, or stripping the pump diode out of my 125mW Fusion from WL, but I'm not even going to go near that until I have proper eyewear. I nearly lost my eyes to a WL product once (twice) before, I'm not risking it again.
Hey Amnizu, have you see the portable burning laser packages I offer that include goggles?
 




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