You might have noticed the green beam is focused to a few inches. I wonder how bright the spot would appear if collimated for low divergence?I've been tempted to buy one of those lasers for the last three years, should have, they do a lot more power than I thought and that KTP crystal works great to make green. They go from about 650 to 1000 dollars on ebay for what appears to be the same model.
The system allows for rep rates of 1Hz to 10Hz unmodified, and gives adjustable pulse energy too. At 10Hz with energy maxed out, there is an average of about 300W going through the flashlamp. There is a thermistor located on the return of the coolant fluid line to keep an eye on temperature, and it never got out of hand during long periods of use. I don't have a datasheet on the lamp but I doubt this is pushing it that hard. The unit I showed in my unit was actually used with over 40000 shots on the lamp. I don't know how it was ran for those shots though.I suspect he was pulsing it far faster than it was rated for, maybe reducing the life of the flash tube and more. Anyone know?
Good idea, Chris, I was going to ask the same question. I also looked at a lot of ebay listings of these, and the costs are all over the place, but there are quite a few that look similar to Styro's, and are priced in the $500 - $600 range.Can you link to the model you purchased? I don't know what to believe from any of these sellers.