- Feb 25, 2009
Impressive. But that makes me wonder: if the resulting green beam was 12W... how powerful was the original IR beam? :drool:
I highly doubt it unless you're using UV lasers. Cancer can only be caused by ionizing radiation, which starts somewhere in the UV and shorter wavelengths. High-energy photons impact the DNA in the nucleus of a cell and do enough damage to alter the DNA but not kill the cell. Lower energy photons don't pack enough wallop to alter the DNA. A lot of low-energy photons will heat, melt, and destroy cells, but you won't get the DNA mutations that lead to cancer. There are lots of ways to get skin cancer but visible-spectrum lasers aren't one of them.
Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor and my understanding of cancer is rudimentary at best.
I want a 12 W sodium laser, but I would love to have a powerful green as well, someday perhaps I will make one. Them laser safety glasses, what rating and brand is that? If you do not mind me asking? Your 3d vid looks all kinda crazy though nvidia glasses BTW