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What Would Your Dream Laser Be?

IsaacT

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1. CANNOT BE TUNABLE. Single Wavelength Units Only.
2. Wattage may not exceed 10W for realistic purposes.
3. Must be a handheld format to keep things equal.

Post the following specs:
1. Wavelength
2. Tranverse Mode
3. Output Power
4. Host

I had this thought that if I could have one laser only and it be any wavelength, what would I choose? My dream laser would be 496nm, Single Transverse Mode, 500mW, and would be inside a custom Titanium Host.

What would you choose?
 

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Hum...here goes!

1: Wavelength |593.5nm|
2: Tranverse mode |CW?| No clue what that means, sorry :(
3: Output power |5mW|
4: Host |PGL-III-C|

Now I need money :(

-Alex
 

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1. 495nm
2. TEM 00
3. 20mw-10W infinitely variable (like the Jetbeam RRT-01)
4. 2x 18650 polished aluminium host with Cerafuse
Something like Cerakote:
 

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A five watt 447 that has custom host. Can be used as a level..plugs in wall to recharge or l8aid onto induction charger. Has smaller guide beam befor i fire it. Host is gold plated copper. The eyes glow when laser is armed ready to fire. The host is carved like Chinese dragon spitting blue fire..the host has feet so it is its own stand.
Temo. 00
If the guide beam is out side the rules then a low power mode for aiming.
 
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1) 593.5nm
2) TEM00
3) 1W
4) 1X 18650 C6 black host. :D

Probably not going to happen any time soon though lol. A close second would have to be the exact same thing except 488nm. :D
 
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2. Wattage may not exceed 10W for realistic purposes.
What about a 3 diode NDB7A75????:lasergun:

So my dream would be a Tri NDB7A75

1. Wavelength - 445nm
2. Doesn't matter..
3. 15W
4. Some type of tri diode custom..

I plan on doing this as soon as I have $1500 spare.. (going to have to save a while :yh:
 

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1) 482nm
2) Single mode diode
3) 5mW-10W (any power, tunable, I don't care. Just give me a diode somebody)
4) Something like wolfman's silver hosts

That would be nice.
 
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10w+ 445 dual diode. Single mode transverse. In a tungsten carbide host about 10 by 20cm for the heatsink that has plexiglass with the tungsten carbide arranged in a striped fin pattern so it glows striped. Battery tube holds 2 32650s and the on/off button is a ring led. With the button itself a nice little 1cm in diameter circle diamond. :D

Hey, it's my dream laser. Right?
 

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1) 593.5nm
2) TEM00
3) 1W
4) 1X 18650 C6 black host. :D
Ditto. Since it has to be <10W, single line, and Handheld that rules out what I'd really want. Though I'd want the stability of 594.1nm.

Second choice for me would be 1W of 428nm.
 
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1. Wavelength
2. Tranverse Mode
3. Output Power
4. Host

1 - Somewhere between 605 - 610nm
2 - TEM00 of course, though I wouldn't turn it down, even if TEM34.
3 - I'd say no more than 2W. Thopugh even 200mW would be nice and mellow. 2W would be nice to make beamshows with.
4 - I wouldn't know. I'd get some really slick Ehgemus or Crouse host, with a marbled blue and orange design. Because I'm all wonky like that, and it'd be wicked.

Hum...here goes!

1: Wavelength |593.5nm|
2: Tranverse mode |CW?| No clue what that means, sorry :(
3: Output power |5mW|
4: Host |PGL-III-C|

Now I need money :(

-Alex
Transverse modes, in lasers, is shorted to TEM. It describes the visual output of the laser. The common one you know and love is TEM00. Which is one single spot. From there, you get TEM01, or TEM02 (also 10, and 20, and so on). TEM01 refers to two spots side-by-side. TEM02 refers to 3. TEM12 would have 6 spots (2x3). And so on.

You RARELY see multiple TEM modes in laser diodes. I never have. Though you frequently get them in DPSS. I misaligned a 473 during experimentation, and saw upwards of TEM44, TEM55, and so on. It was a wrecked laser by this point.

They also appear in a circular format.

Read more about it HERE!!
 

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I've had a design in the back of my head for a while now. It would have a tray in front of the diode for cylindrical optics to correct the beam size.
I would make one red, one green and one blue one, since there are high power multi-mode diodes for each wavelength.
For power it would be a single 18650, diodes wouldn't be over driven, the point of this would be a reduced beam size :)
 

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589nm
TEM00
Variable from threshold power to 10W
A box with slightly rounded edges, made of gold. One side would have a recessed LCD touchscreen to read/control power and monitor battery voltage/temperature.
 




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