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What wavelength should i aim for next?

I really want to use the playstation 3 sled diode i have....
 
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Can't remember. Which WL do you have now?
IMHO, a lot of it will be based on your budget. I would go for the main WL first so you have a nice broad range of WLs 405nm, 445nm, 532nm and 650nm then start to fill in with 473nm, 520nm, 589nm, 593.5nm, 635nm and 671
Enjoy, :beer: You can't go wrong with any of them :)
 
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Can't remember. Which WL do you have now?
IMHO, a lot of it will be based on your budget. I would go for the main WL first so you have a nice broad range of WLs 405nm, 445nm, 532nm and 650nm then start to fill in with 473nm, 520nm, 589nm, 593.5nm, 635nm and 671
Enjoy, :beer: You can't go wrong with any of them :)
ah ok thanks! i have 638nm 340mW atm. i should probably put that in my sig.

well that sled diode is a phr-803t i have the drivers and axis module, just need a host i guess :p
 
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build a 650nm laser. The diodes are cheap and great to learn with. Also you can appreciate the difference between the reds.
 
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Any recommendation for kits? I've been scrolling through jayrobs selection. I like the black 18650 kit. Any idea where to get a 300mw+ 650 diode + driver(I guess in this case flex drive)
 
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Any recommendation for kits? I've been scrolling through jayrobs selection. I like the black 18650 kit. Any idea where to get a 300mw+ 650 diode + driver(I guess in this case flex drive)

You can pick up an LPC-826 diode on eBay for like $10 - that's for the bare diode, you'd need to press it into a module too.
 

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I think you should get a 488nm diode, or DPSS 604nm. Very nice colors and get be found in eBay pen hosts for around $5 ;)

-Alex
 
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I think you should get a 488nm diode, or DPSS 604nm. Very nice colors and get be found in eBay pen hosts for around $5 ;)

-Alex
Woah, 5 bucks for that color? Got a listing? I got to get my hands on one

Bahaha I just realized I read that wrong -face palm-
 
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Woah, 5 bucks for that color? Got a listing? I got to get my hands on one

Bahaha I just realized I read that wrong -face palm-
Haha, how did you read it wrong. :)

I was joking that you could find some on eBay lol.

-Alex
 
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If you want to make a PHR laser a pen host would be a good idea as it doesnt require much heat sinking. A good current range is 100 -120 mA. If you want to try building your own driver for it, let me know and Ill hunt out the low dropout regulator I used. With this you can use 2 Li bats to drive the PHR-803T.:beer:

Edit: Another great diode for a pen host would be the Osram PL520. Although its low power, it's still very bright and single mode...
 
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