- Jul 4, 2008
A single a130 or a140 diode can put out over 2 watts. If you really wanted a big labby build with a polarized beam splitter cube, you might as well just push it to 4 watts total and include some better cooling systems.Great info, thanks guys. This place is awesome for learning stuff, lots of knowledgeable people on here it seems. I'm a Wicked Lasers Arctic III Epic disaster refugee lol. After 2 months of waiting I canceled and waved goodbye to that mess for good.
Now I'm tempted to try my hand at a PBS cube setup. I'd like to try two 1 Watt 445 nm lasers and combine them into one 2W beam. One problem is my Lasercheck power meter only goes to 1W max! Course I bought that thing when 1 Watt seemed absurdly huge and unreachable! lol