- Sep 13, 2008
It's my opinion that 700ish is a pretty decent output for 405 as it produces a narrower wavelength. In comparison, an ir laser diode of comparible po may burn well up close but loses energy the more distant the object. Also 405 is well absorbed by most pigments whereas ir is not at the same power. Plus flourescence of phosphorous containing materials is damn cool. Multimode 405 floursces pretty well.