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pen sized colors and powers available list

Pontiacg5

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I think it would be cool to get a list going of what wavelengths and power levels are available, then if you make a new one every quarter or year you can see how far lasers have progressed. I know that in 2007, the last time I looked, you could only get a 2mW 700mhz pulsed 473nm laser in pen size. (I'm not talking about those huge batons, AA or AAA sizes or similar.) and 593.5 was just showing up at around 1-2mW for ungodly prices. 589nm wasn't around and 405 was weak at 30-60mW. (as I recall, wickedlasers just came out with the sonar, they tore a bluray player open for the diode, the case was massive, and the whole thing was like 2 grand, they sold the empty pen for DIYers too)

So far what I've found available in pen form-
405nm 5-?
473nm .6-80mW
532nm 5-?
589nm .6-80mW
593.5nm .6-80mW
635nm 2-300mW
640nm 5-100mW
655nm 5-500mW
808nm .6-1000mW (I think I can see this color ever so slightly unaided, only on a white wall though)

Has anything like this been done or does anyone else think this would be interesting?
 

AndyR

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I do believe there should not be a minimum, but only a maximum mW, I'm sure someone somewhere is selling a 1 mW green etc.

I also think it would be possible to make pen lasers at much higher powers than listed there, its just that the small heatsink will reduce it to a very, very tiny duty cycle and wouldn't be practical.

You could always change it to, say, mW per $ for different colors which has improved for us hobbyists drastically even over the past year.
 

hakzaw1

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In april 2008 Sunclanlaser got over 100$ for 5mW 405nm pointer builds on FeeBay. Please don't ask me how I know this-----HZ
 




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