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Whats the output of your most powerful laser?

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My highest powered laser is a 7mW 405nm from Milos :cool:
 

GooeyGus

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180mW 405nm is my most powerful. I have a 2w 808nm in the works, so soon that will be my most powerful.
 

diachi

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best I have is my Romisen ( and soon to Re-Arrive DX 35 labby that can do ALOT more )

I wanta bigger laser E.G. CO[sub]2[/sub] ;D

Diachi

[highlight]EDIT : The thought just struck me, I wonder if anyone's first laser has been a CO[sub]2[/sub] ::)[/highlight]
 

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my most powerful laser is my DIY 250 mW. after that, its goes all the way down to 5mW. hopefull, though, I'll have a 125 mW green and ~80 mW blu soon
 

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Diachi said:
[highlight]EDIT : The thought just struck me, I wonder if anyone's first laser has been a CO[sub]2[/sub] ::)[/highlight]
Yeah, lots of people. Though those people call them 'laser engravers' and 'laser cutters' ;D
 
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Murudai said:
[quote author=Diachi link=1212772920/12#21 date=1213034720]
[highlight]EDIT : The thought just struck me, I wonder if anyone's first laser has been a CO[sub]2[/sub] ::)[/highlight]
Yeah, lots of people. Though those people call them 'laser engravers' and 'laser cutters' ;D

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No, but my introduction to lasers was at a job I had 10n years ago - before that I had never seen a laser of any power up close and personal. These were 700watt to 8Kw CO2 lasers! Imagine the first laser you ever see burning something is a 5kw CO2 monster.....totally blew me away & sparked my fascination with lasers. Would be kinda like if the first car you ever got to drive was a Ferrari!
 

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Portable I don't have over 200 mW but in the garage, is my CO2 laser with 25 watts. XYMARK7000 laser engraver, it cost the medical co. $55,000 but it was mine for asking.
My first two lasers were H.S. class projects, so I had to let the school keep 'em. I really didn't have proper eye protection for them. Helium Cadmium and helium selenium Ion exchange metal vapor lasers of about 1 watt. Next I bought a Hene 6 mW from MWK. (I don't even count those $2 red pointers though).
I feel very lucky to have red 160 mW, blue 25 mW, and green 160 mW portables, and I must have a violet over 100 mW. When will the yellow lasers ever catch up?
 

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Mine is my 150mW red.But I'm eventually gonna go into class 4 with a 2W handheld.Though I would like a 5W.I'll see what I can afford.I got a new job in shipping :D
 

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Mine is a 500mW 808nM pump diode mounted in a Merideth 9mm housing with glass lens and expoxied back into the Defunct green DX laser pen it was originally taken from because it started mode hoping. Av. output is around 540mW with freshly charged batteries, and it burns real well at up to a few inches. Even lights those trick party candles.
 

Seoul_lasers

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Well, you guys have far outdone me... but for the record I have played with an Argon ion laser ~12W .. that was the size of a small car.. yikes and ran 35A-40A with 240V feed into it.
3 phase power of some-sort .. a hugely inefficient beast.
The most interesting laser was a ruby laser, it was the closest thing to shooting you can get. 3000W pulses for that guy. Big sparks from metal plates when hit with the beam. Amazing!!
 

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My current most powerfull laser is a 5mw green.

One of the items on my list of things to own before I die is this laser:

http ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_electron_laser

Free electron laser
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A free-electron laser, or FEL, is a laser that shares the same optical properties as conventional lasers such as emitting a beam consisting of coherent electromagnetic radiation which can reach high power, but which uses some very different operating principles to form the beam. Unlike gas, liquid, or solid-state lasers such as diode lasers, in which electrons are excited in bound atomic or molecular states, FELs use a relativistic electron beam as the lasing medium which move freely through a magnetic structure, hence the term free electron.[1] The free-electron laser has the widest frequency range of any laser type, and can be widely tunable, currently ranging in wavelength from microwaves, through terahertz radiation and infrared, to the visible spectrum, to ultraviolet, to soft X-rays.

See link for full specs :p

Guess I should have joined the army after all
 




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