WOW! that's a scary amount of power from one diode!!
Get out your safety goggles kids.
or burn their home down.
I am so eager o learn the diode specs. I just bought the NBD7A75 and I hope that this diode is around the same price. I am also curious if it is the same diode. Time will tell
Which ones you recommend for these big boys. As these bigger lasers are becoming more available, better or higher rated glasses are a must have.Everyone remember your Eagle Pair glasses will protect you when viewing lasers up to 10W, but not from a direct hit at that power, a direct hit would likely also burn you instantly. I know even a 1.5W can burn you if you have an accident. Extra care must be taken so the laser can't fall, roll off a table, slip out of your hand etc. Anyone building a laser with one of these will no doubt want to test its burning capability, so some of us will want better glasses. We must discourage the noobs who have only owned a 5mW pointer from buying one of these for their first powerful burning laser that they always want. Someone could easily injure themself or burn their home down.
That was a concern I had too. Without a beam stop they might ignite whatever is behind them. In a home there are lots of flammable things.
I know on some projectors that push multi-watt power that is always a concern if the beam isn't constantly moving.
After the power requirements, etc, are worked out, I'd love to see what kind of cooling/heat sinking I'd need to use one.
Very Very Cool.
Which ones you recommend for these big boys. As these bigger lasers are becoming more available, better or higher rated glasses are a must have.
Ide like to see a beam shot of this diode!!! I'm sure its visible in full sunlight!!!
Yep, lets "stay on target".
I was just talking with the president of a large laser manufacturer about how powerful the "hobbyist" lasers are getting. Obviously not in the kilowatt range that manufacturing lasers are, but for a "unprotected" laser beam, it's getting scary powerful. The Nominal Ocular Hazard Distance for 6W @ 2mR is approximately 1000 feet.
If we think this is scary powerful I wonder what we will be saying in a few years when we have 14+ watt lasers:gun:.