- Sep 20, 2013
It must have had a major misalignment of the orthovanadate crystal. I don't think you can get them separate in the newer modules today. If I were to come across an old 532nm laser, I would most certainly check the IR content. I am curious how you were able to measure the 4 to 5 mW of green light and not get the IR component swamping it out.One of my very first green pointers (I think it was a CNI product) made a very nice green dot that was around 4 or 5 mW of green light but put out enough 1064 to light matches :wtf:
Things have gotten better as the manufacturers got more practice growing crystals and bonded MCAs have helped a lot too but I'll never trust a DPSS green that doesn't have an IR filter after the OC.