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- Jan 29, 2014
Aha, now you put that diode part number up in the thread I remember now, just call me random access memory.
Long weekend, wasn't on the computer a whole bunch. Looks like I've got some catching up to do.Where the hell did Diachi disappear to, he needs to be here every day.
That seems fair! :crackup:I know. We should punish him for abandonment of the forum. This is going way too far.
Can L-Fold too, uses less optics, but there's reason for using more folds. Can fit a longer cavity in a shorter (although, wider) box with the fold too (Z-fold would be longer again, look up effects of cavity length, short vs long), plus changes in waist positioning for SHG depending on how you go about it (can minimize waist diameter and maximize conversion efficiency, altar intracavity beam width to meet damage threshold limitations etc...). There will be other considerations (compensating for thermal lensing, astigmastism and other effects), man to talk to if you want specific details is Steve (mixedgas) on PL or Planters (builder of that beautiful end pumped Nd:YVO4/KTP Z-fold), also found mostly on PL.I have a PM waiting for him asking a question about Z-fold laser cavity for DPSS. Maybe you know, why the Z? Is it just to make the length of the cavity more compact? Why not an L-fold with OC output?
Brad, thanks for verifying that, looked like it would fit a BE but I didn't have anything around to test with.Just checked with mine and a Sanwu beam expander does indeed fit perfectly.
Why didn't i think of this :thanks: for mentioning that. Now I know I can use my expander on both my 405 challenger AND this laser.
Thanks for getting back to me on that. I'll need to upgrade my LPM at some point, or at least send that one back for a fresh sensor and calibration... Not on the budget just now though, just ordered a cheap oscilloscope over the weekend plus some other stuff. :beer:AS I mentioned in PM.. your LaserBee 2.5W USB LPM was
last calibrated 5 1/2 years ago and the sensor's coating
has seen better days. (I know it is 2nd hand)
That being said a newly coated and recently calibrated
LaserBee 15mm X 15mm Thermopile Sensor will detect
a Laser as low as 1mW +/-5% 1Digit.:beer:
Congratulations on getting an Oscilloscope. I would be lost without mine. That's why it's been my avatar for so long. I've been studying DPSS lasers lately and there is some great information on them. Much of it on Sam's FAQs. I have been looking into the optical setups and found some great info on pumping optics and improving efficiency with angles for pumping Nd:YAGs and changing optical setups by small increments. Still have a lot of information to go through before I'll have a good understanding of higher power systems.
Looks like a nice little scope. You will be able to do so much more now that you have it. The only thing that might concern me about it is the triggering. Hopefully, it won't be a problem. The scientific papers are great too. It would be easier if they were compiled like Sam does with his information.