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The Golden Company: LPF's Compendium of the Rare Yellows, from Chartreuse to Amber.

Chicxulub

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In this post, it was my original goal to build a comprehensive list of members with 589 and 594 nm lasers, with links to reviews where available. However, members objected to the lack of other yellow wavlengths, which also led to a desire for chartreuse (555-568) to be included (as it is as 'yellow' as 594). While my original intent was only the two wavelengths that we call 'gold', I am but a humble servent of this community and I shall willingly and gladly bow to this pressure.

Also to be added, will be a list of reputable places in which a member can buy a laser of the Golden Company.

Comment or message me to be added to the list! Let's build a useful resource to help anyone interested in these rare and unusual lasers! I'll try to find reviews and info, but there's no way I could make this comprehensive without your help. :)

Amber, 594nm
argon
594nm HeNe

bloompyle
LG Rigel 5mW
Melles Griot LYR-173 HeNe 4.2mW (with some 604nm!)

BowtieGuy
LG Rigel 6, 7mW peak

brucemir
PGL-C
Rigel 6, 6mW peak

Chicxulub
Rigel 2, ?mW, broken
Rigel 20, 30mw avg, 40mw peak, sold

gozert
Rigel, 2-4 mW

Hap
Rigel, 2mW avg, 4mW peak, sold
LG Rigel 2, 1mW average

H2Oxide
594nm HeNe, ?mW

icecruncher
3mW HeNe
1.5mW HeNe

IssacT
GLP-594, ?mW

jakeGT
Rigel 2, ?mW

LtKernelPanic
Coherent 594nm HeNe, 3mW
REO 594nm HeNe, 3mW


mwang
594nm HeNe

norbyx
Rigel 6, 8mW avg, 10mW peak

olympus_mons
CNI PGL-M, 25mW peak

Razako
CNI GLP-593.5

ultimatekaiser
CNI MGL-H >50mW
Coherent HeNe 4.5mW


Gold, 589nm
10fenny
Spartan 50, 78mW peak

Atomicrox
Spartan 50, 37mW avg, 58mW peak ***DEFECTIVE***

bloompyle
CNI PGL-C, 80mW rated, 121mW peak

BowtieGuy
PGL-C, 154mW peak
Spartan 50, 124mW peak

brucemir
Spartan 50, 56mW avg, 70mW peak
Spartan 50 #2

Chicxulub
Spartan 50, ?mW *** DEFECTIVE, RETURNED***

CurtisOliver
Aurora 5mW
Spartan 50mW

Cyparagon
Spartan 50, 57mW two minute average, 130mW peak
Aurora, .5mW avg

Davidx
Spartan 50, 100mW max

DJNY
PGL-A, 70mW avg, 89mW peak

DJZ
CNI GLP-589, ?mW

Dr. Evil
CNI PGL-C, 80mW avg, 100mW peak

Dr. Laser
CNI CNI GLP-589, 5.7mW avg

GRE3N
Spartan 50, 107mW Max, sold

Hap
Spartan 30, 55mW peak, sold

IssacT
Spartan 50, 72mW avg, 84mW peak

LtKernelPanic
CNI PGL-C, 80 mW rated, 110mW Peak

Lux Nitida
Spartan 50, 107mw peak (2) (3)

norbie
Spartan 50, ?mW

Olympus Mons
CNI PGL-M, 103mW peak
CNI PGL-C, 105mW peak


OVNI
Spartan 50, 87mW max

plexus
PGL-C, 120mW avg, 157mW peak

Pman
Spartan 50, 82mW peak

RA_pierce
CNI GLP-589, 11mW avg, 13mW peak

Razako
Spartan 50, ***DEFECTIVE***
Replacement Spartan 50, functional!

RB astro
CNI PGL-C, 98mW avg, 114mW peak

rhd
Spartan 50, 7mW avg, 24mW peak ***DEFECTIVE, RETURNED***

Smeerworst
Rigel HV Pro 50, 70mW avg, 95mW peak

Sta
DL Spartan 50, 100mW avg, 162mW peak

trencheel303
DL Spartan 50

ultimatekaiser
CNI PGL-M >80mW
CNI PGL-C 50mW

ZRaffleticket
PGL-C, 127mW peak


Yellow, 587nm-570nm


Chartreuse, 569nm-555nm
aryntha
CNI PGL-561-C, 31mW avg

bloompyle
568nm Krypton line from a Melles Griot 643 mixed gas unit

GR3EN
CNI GLP-561, 3.08mW

lazerman121
CNI bare GLP-561 module, 4.98mW

olympus_mons
CNI PGL-C, 20mW rating

Razako
561nm CNI box build

ultimatekaiser
561nm Melles Griot labby
568nm Omni-643RYB Whitelight Line

ZRaffleticket
CNI PGL-561-C, 57mW avg, 72mW peak
 
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BowtieGuy

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Re: The Golden Company: a 589 and 594 nm Roll Call

I've got the two 589's that are in my signature, a 50mW Dragonlasers Spartan, and an 80mW CNI PGL-Iii-C.
Would definitely love to add a nice 593.5 to the list. :D
 
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Re: The Golden Company: a 589 and 594 nm Roll Call

Well, I have a DL Spartan 589nm 50mW with a peak of 107mW and a divergence of 1.312mRad. My pics are easy to find in the multimedia section and I also found this nice review from another user here: http://laserpointerforums.com/f52/updated-firefly-589nm-dl-review-89442.html

Also I will post Gre3n's metering video of my Spartan:




Update to add my photo links:

http://laserpointerforums.com/f48/new-pictures-96629.html

http://laserpointerforums.com/f48/updated-589nm-445nm-532nm-650nm-dragon-lasers-fan-diffraction-gratings-95907.html

http://laserpointerforums.com/f48/all-new-photos-589nm-445nm-532nm-95806.html

:beer:
 
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Re: The Golden Company: a 589 and 594 nm Roll Call

I got my 589 spartan!!! I don't have a review though. I never really got much into super details. Now I'm getting super into projection which has limited my time here sadly. I'll come back around though.
 

Chicxulub

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Re: The Golden Company: a 589 and 594 nm Roll Call

does 556/561 count as yellow?

Well, I suppose that's up to the community. If you all want them included, I'm certainly not opposed to it, but I had always thought of them as more of a green.
 
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Re: The Golden Company: a 589nm and 594nm roll call

Nice list you have compiled! I also have a Laserglow Rigel 6 593.5 6 mw too
 
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Re: The Golden Company: LPF's 589nm and 594nm compendium

I'm the new proud owner of Styro's 589nm. From his link:

Spartan 50mW 589nm SOLD
I love this laser, but I have two 589nm units so one deserves to go to a home where it will get more use! On cold startup (3.8V from DC PSU) it hovers around the 85mW mark for one minute. Apparently it likes running cooler, because in summer it runs ~30mW lower. Still a good laser, runs TEM00 and fairly stable for a 589nm unit.
pics:
 

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Re: The Golden Company: LPF's 589nm and 594nm compendium

not complete by any means, but definitely interesting. should make one of 561nm owners. its probably substantially smaller. :beer:
 

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Re: The Golden Company: LPF's 589nm and 594nm compendium

Interesting idea.

Though 589nm and 594nm (HeNe/DPSS) are not the only kinds of yellow lasers. I'm sure at least someone here has build an N2 pumped static dye laser, and I heard planters built a raman-shifted vanadate laser (I don't know if it was doubled though, couldn't find anything more on this).

Or if someone has a 577nm OPSL they're not sharing with us... :bowdown:

Also my 594nm HeNe does about 4mw in case you want to add that. :)
 

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Re: The Golden Company: LPF's 589nm and 594nm compendium

(hoping for a sticky!)

In this post, it is my goal to build a comprehensive list of members with 589 and 594 nm lasers, with links to reviews where available. Comment or message me to be added to the list! Let's build a useful resource to help anyone interested in these rare and unusual lasers! I'll try to find reviews and info, but there's no way I could make this comprehensive without your help. :)
Very nice job--agree this should be a sticky!

does 556/561 count as yellow?

Yelow is generally considered to be anything in the range as follows:
Color - yellow
Wavelength - 570–590 nm
Frequency - 508–526 THz
Photon energy - 2.10–2.17 eV

593.5 or 594nm is in the "orange" spectral range, however, for LPF purposes "orange" lasers might as well be included in "yellow" for LPF practical and informational purposes.

So...sure--why not? 556/561 is within the "green" spectral range but could be included on same basis as "orange", I guess-as part of a unique "LPF defined yellow spectral range" as long as LPF is redefining the yellow spectral range.
 
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Re: The Golden Company: LPF's 589nm and 594nm compendium

Stickied. :D

Very cool idea. I'd include 561/56 just for the heck of it, it is so rare there can't be too many out there.


Maybe we could also add a short addendum at the bottom, a list linking to all known companies that currently sell 556/61 and 589/94 portables.
 
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Re: The Golden Company: LPF's 589nm and 594nm compendium

I agree, though I'd prefer 561 was separate due to its exclusivity?

Though frankly...561 is basically green but it's really got a strong yellow hue. It's just considered yellow from the old days of gas lasers when in practicality yellow could only be had from a dye laser or copper...and even then, even 578 has the tiniest bit of green to it at low power. So 568 (krypton) and 594.1(HeNe) were also considered "yellow". Heck 594 is more yellow than 561 is. 568 does look yellowish at very high power, but even then it's still quite green. Cameras even see it as green...I personally consider yellow to be about 575-600nm. 594 is still pretty yellow, but 604 is definitely a strong yellow-orange, but more orange than yellow.

But that's just my opinion.
 

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Re: The Golden Company: LPF's 589nm and 594nm compendium

Or if someone has a 577nm OPSL they're not sharing with us... :bowdown:
Really close to buying one of these for $30 a little over a week ago. Looked a bit rough and didn't have the complicated driver, so I passed. I was kicking myself when I looked up the specs later on though. Would have at least been really cool to open up.

Oh well. I'll have to finish my TEA laser and get some rhodamine in a cuvette.
 

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Re: The Golden Company: LPF's 589nm and 594nm compendium

I'd love to own one of those if it was working. I've seen a few pop up for reasonable prices once in a long while. They're not really practical around the house though. The beam quality is pretty poor except for laser shows. They're ugly multimode big time and a pain to run. Pretty color though. You can't open them without damaging them though... IIRC they're sealed with inert gas. Else they burn up fast.
 




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