Are they actually binning the 488/492 diodes?
Sure it's not a matter of color shift due to driving it at higher voltage and current? Same diode just produces 488 @ 60mW and 492 @ 100mW? Or would they have a natural tendency lean towards one color or the other?There was a claim to that effect, but I wonder if they aren't just looking at the color and binning them that way, as opposed to measuring them with an optical spectrometer.
Thanks for that insight. Doesn't Sharp do any binning of their own, though, like most LED mfgs?These Sharp diodes have a tendency to have a 6nm shift among diodes of the same part number. At or around 490nm this can mean a blue at 488nm or a cyan at 492nm. It is the individual diode that makes the difference.
The datasheet for these states a range between 480nm and 495nm. An earlier batch was centered around 494nm (+/- 1nm) while the batch that is now available (DTR) is more 489nm (+/- 3nm). Sharp is definetly binning some diodes from every run for quality control but they don't offer single selected diodes. With enough $$ one could buy a wafer run with a specific wl though.Thanks for that insight. Doesn't Sharp do any binning of their own, though, like most LED mfgs?
1. The weight and size is not very well balanced if you think about the pocket, it is a very light and tiny laser to put the lightsaber on.Request for lightsaber wand accessory for Pocket model.
Request for some engraving options for Pocket model.
Request for clarification on "Focusing Lens" options for Pocket model.
... Does this introduce a rotating segment at the end of the laser? Or is the laser the same length and appearance with the G7 as is with the Standard lens?
Is the G7 lens a better optics choice for someone with zero intention of adjusting the focal length? Astronomy laser only.