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Most Powerful Pen Size Laser?

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Anyone know what the most powerfull production pen sized laser is? Any color is fine, but no IR, only counts if it is filtered properly. I thought I saw some reds that were over 200mw, but I can't really remember how big they were. :-?
 

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So far, all the talk has been about the 200 mW pen laser advertised by DealExtreme. No one has seen one yet to measure its output - green and other.
There is a lot of doubt that a 200 can be put into a pen and use AAA cells.

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Hercs are the strongest portable greenies I know of at >500mW. I haven't seen any really strong reds, but I can purchase 900mW 660nm modules that could very easily be made portable. There is also someone on LC currently hoping to make a >200mW blue portable for himself in the upcoming months.
 
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Psuedo - how much are those diodes ? Most likely WAY outta my range....but cannot hurt to ask !
 

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It's possible to get a >400mW 808nm pen-style laser. 808nm is near-IR and shows up as a faint red dot even though it is over 400mW. On a digital camera the dot shows up as a blinding white spot, which it actually IS but our eyes just don't see 808nm very well. And yes, it will burn most dark coloured materials.
 
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Moderator said:
Anyone know what the most powerfull production pen sized laser is? Any color is fine, but no IR, only counts if it is filtered properly. I thought I saw some reds that were over 200mw, but I can't really remember how big they were. :-?
To get back on topic, do we have any consensus on the most powerful production PEN sized laser (roughly the size of a leadlight)??? I would imagine that efficiency would be the most critical part here. That means green DPSS is probably out as a leading contender. Any thoughts? Looks like IR is the best bet for power, but he specified no IR. What about visible (easily visible) wavelengths?
 
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Well - would the "glowtorch" model be considered as pen-style ? It's a little bit bigger than a leadlight, so I guess the cutoff - other than the DX lasers would have to be the 125mw CNI, Dragon, or Wicked models....
 
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Moderator - care to chime in here??? I was assuming that you meant leadlight sized - maybe I misunderstood as well.
 




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