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Why does my Aquarius-5 do this?

Amnizu

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So, I got my Aquarius-5 today, and it totally fucking rules. I was shining it on everything I could get my hands on to see if it fluoresced anything in a particularly cool way, and it turns out that when I shine it on this yellow-green sticky note paper, it leaves a cool orange trail. So my question is, why?

Here's a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M7xKmOyEj4

I know it's fluorescence, I'm looking for a deeper explanation than that. Why does this seemingly-ordinary piece of paper hold a charge for a few seconds like glow in the dark material?
 

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It appears that the dyes in the paper are able to store energy aquired from the blue laser , releasing it slowly(er) as photons, similar to GITD stuff.(?) :-/
 

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I have seen that too with my blu-ray. It was on a sticky label on a box, not a special one. And another time on a painting at home with a green glow :eek:.
 

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I've noticed the same thing with mine, and I'll agree... the Aquarius 5 DOES totally fucking rule. Mine modehops bad though when the batteries die. Mine is bright as hell too when it's peaking, it's brighter than a 3mw green I have!

As for the fluorescence, I get consistently good results from bright yellow and green things. My favorite thing that it does is turn "LED trafficlight green" when I shine it on a yellow Army reflector belt, and it gets MUCH brighter than it otherwise is.

Also, on some wood and dark soda, it turns a violetish blue, but on my Mustang's taillights it turns a very vibrant violet. It hasn't done that on any other car.... wierd.

I was playing with it tonight, and I put a dot on some very low clouds. That was tits.
 

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Yes, I believe it is the dyes. It is probably a similar reason to why highlighter ink fluoresces. By the way Amnizu, any reason for choosing laserglow over DL this time around? Not that laserglow is a bad company. Just wondering. Do you think the aquarius 5 would output more than the Aura BP 5mW?
 

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Entity said:
Yes, I believe it is the dyes. It is probably a similar reason to why highlighter ink fluoresces. By the way Amnizu, any reason for choosing laserglow over DL this time around? Not that laserglow is a bad company. Just wondering. Do you think the aquarius 5 would output more than the Aura BP 5mW?
They are the same lasers from the same manufacturer, so I don't see why they would be different. I know mine consistantly puts out 3.5-4mW, with a peak of 9mW (which it does quite a bit). LG advertised it as a 5mw model, I don't know if DL would call this one a 5mw model or an 8mw model.
 

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Entity said:
Yes, I believe it is the dyes. It is probably a similar reason to why highlighter ink fluoresces. By the way Amnizu, any reason for choosing laserglow over DL this time around? Not that laserglow is a bad company. Just wondering. Do you think the aquarius 5 would output more than the Aura BP 5mW?
I have nothing against Dragonlasers, but I chose Laserglow because they're in the same country I am, which makes shipping very fast (1 day) and if there are any issues, I can send it back to them for relatively cheap and relatively quickly as opposed to having to mail it back to China.
 

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it fluoresces because of the UV type dye- my blue laser leaves a bright ice-white dot on anything GITD or uv/neon background. a 532nm turns bright orange.
it could be that the photonic type effect occurs due to the laser operating in pulsed mode?
 

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abadcaffeinetrip said:
Was that a Post-its brand note? I want buy some to try this next time I'm at Target.
Yes, I believe it is. The taller kind, with lines on them.

I just confirmed, they're Post-It brand.
 

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Curiously_Coherent said:
Kewl effect.

I've got to try that with my RPL and see what happens. :D

Thanks for pointing this out Amnizu!

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quadcam said:
I've noticed the same thing with mine, and I'll agree... the Aquarius 5 DOES totally fucking rule. Mine modehops bad though when the batteries die. Mine is bright as hell too when it's peaking, it's brighter than a 3mw green I have!

As for the fluorescence, I get consistently good results from bright yellow and green things. My favorite thing that it does is turn "LED trafficlight green" when I shine it on a yellow Army reflector belt, and it gets MUCH brighter than it otherwise is.

Also, on some wood and dark soda, it turns a violetish blue, but on my Mustang's taillights it turns a very vibrant violet. It hasn't done that on any other car.... wierd.

I was playing with it tonight, and I put a dot on some very low clouds. That was tits.
what would happen if you pointed it at a traffic light? like at night where there were no cars.
 

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bobobob121 said:
[quote author=quadcam link=1206668657/0#4 date=1206678353]I've noticed the same thing with mine, and I'll agree... the Aquarius 5 DOES totally fucking rule. Mine modehops bad though when the batteries die. Mine is bright as hell too when it's peaking, it's brighter than a 3mw green I have!

As for the fluorescence, I get consistently good results from bright yellow and green things. My favorite thing that it does is turn "LED trafficlight green" when I shine it on a yellow Army reflector belt, and it gets MUCH brighter than it otherwise is.

Also, on some wood and dark soda, it turns a violetish blue, but on my Mustang's taillights it turns a very vibrant violet. It hasn't done that on any other car.... wierd.

I was playing with it tonight, and I put a dot on some very low clouds. That was tits.
what would happen if you pointed it at a traffic light? like at night where there were no cars.[/quote]
Lasers don't seem to do much to traffic lights. A fun thing to do is hit a far off stop sign with a >100mw red. The sign lights up like a red fireball. It doesn't work as well with green because the red absorbs it.
 
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Razako said:
[quote author=bobobob121 link=1206668657/0#13 date=1206735117][quote author=quadcam link=1206668657/0#4 date=1206678353]I've noticed the same thing with mine, and I'll agree... the Aquarius 5 DOES totally fucking rule. Mine modehops bad though when the batteries die. Mine is bright as hell too when it's peaking, it's brighter than a 3mw green I have!

As for the fluorescence, I get consistently good results from bright yellow and green things. My favorite thing that it does is turn "LED trafficlight green" when I shine it on a yellow Army reflector belt, and it gets MUCH brighter than it otherwise is.

Also, on some wood and dark soda, it turns a violetish blue, but on my Mustang's taillights it turns a very vibrant violet. It hasn't done that on any other car.... wierd.

I was playing with it tonight, and I put a dot on some very low clouds. That was tits.
what would happen if you pointed it at a traffic light? like at night where there were no cars.[/quote]
Lasers don't seem to do much to traffic lights. A fun thing to do is hit a far off stop sign with a >100mw red. The sign lights up like a red fireball. It doesn't work as well with green because the red absorbs it.[/quote]

what if you took a green laser and shined on the green light when it isn't lit? does it look like the light green?
and ill have to try out the stop sign thing
 

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bobobob121 said:
[quote author=Razako link=1206668657/0#14 date=1206735385][quote author=bobobob121 link=1206668657/0#13 date=1206735117][quote author=quadcam link=1206668657/0#4 date=1206678353]I've noticed the same thing with mine, and I'll agree... the Aquarius 5 DOES totally fucking rule. Mine modehops bad though when the batteries die. Mine is bright as hell too when it's peaking, it's brighter than a 3mw green I have!

As for the fluorescence, I get consistently good results from bright yellow and green things. My favorite thing that it does is turn "LED trafficlight green" when I shine it on a yellow Army reflector belt, and it gets MUCH brighter than it otherwise is.

Also, on some wood and dark soda, it turns a violetish blue, but on my Mustang's taillights it turns a very vibrant violet. It hasn't done that on any other car.... wierd.

I was playing with it tonight, and I put a dot on some very low clouds. That was tits.
what would happen if you pointed it at a traffic light? like at night where there were no cars.[/quote]
Lasers don't seem to do much to traffic lights. A fun thing to do is hit a far off stop sign with a >100mw red. The sign lights up like a red fireball. It doesn't work as well with green because the red absorbs it.[/quote]

what if you took a green laser and shined on the green light when it isn't lit? does it look like the light green?
and ill have to try out the stop sign thing
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Yes. Green seems to work best on the green street address signs and highway signs.
do not attempt if any cars are in sight
 




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