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

Rivem

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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.
I'm pretty certain it didn't work which is why I passed not knowing what it was. Looked like the thing got thrown on the ground by a frustrated researcher, and it was bunched with some broken HeNes. I'd have loved to take a look inside though. Never encountered one before.
 



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

I've got a 50mW Spartan also (peaks at 82mW if I remember correctly). Also have a green/red combined beam that makes 200mW yellow too but that's cheating;)

O-like has some interesting RGB modules but the beams have to be aligned perfect and that's not easy.
 
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Reformatted and info added.

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. :)
Very nice job--agree this should be a sticky!

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.
I had originally intended for this to be just the 'golden' 589 and 594 instead of all yellows, but what the community wants, it gets. :)


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.
Thanks! I've included everything from 555 to 594, so we can catalog it all. :)

If anyone has ideas for companies, lmk and I'll get it added in in a day or two. I'm aware of CNI, LG, and DL, but if there's anything else out there that's reliable, I don't know about it.
 

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Just a thought, but you could also put in a word on why yellow lasers are so special for the newcomers.

Before I really started to look into lasers, I though every color was available in a diode package, and the reason you never saw yellow pointers is because nobody liked yellow. :eek:
 
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The one you have listed as IsaacT is the one I bought from him so you should remove him;)
 

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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

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

H2Oxide
594nm HeNe, ?mW

IssacT
GLP-594, ?mW

jakeGT
Rigel 2, ?mW

LtKernelPanic
589nm Sparan 50, 110mW Peak
594nm HeNe

norbyx
Rigel 6, 8mW avg, 10mW peak

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DJZ
CNI GLP-589, ?mW

GRE3N
Spartan 50, 107mW Max, sold

IssacT
Spartan 50, 72mW avg, 84mW peak

LtKernelPanic
Sparan 50, 110mW Peak

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

norbie
Spartan 50, ?mW

Olympus Mons
Spartan 50, ?mW

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***

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

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

GR3EN
CNI GLP-561, 3.08mW

lazerman121
CNI bare GLP-561 module, 4.98mW

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

ZRaffleticket
CNI PGL-561-C, 57mW avg, 72mW peak
Didn't see me in there. See this thread.
 

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I'm siting on a bunch of PMs right now. I promise I'm not ignoring you guys, but I do most of my Internet from the phone whIle I'm supposed to be working lol. I havent figured out how to do the coding to make a post look right on the phone; it takes 2-3 windows open to cross reference and format. I'll try to get the list updated from my PC tonight. :)
 
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Got the list updated. This weekend, I'll do some writing about the rarity of yellows.
 




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