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- Jan 29, 2014
Some DPSS lasers give good specs, Laserglow pointers are excellent and stable, there are other pointers which are a great deal for the money such as JetLasers 532nm DPSS pointers, but they do not have nearly as stable output power compared to Laserglow pointers. However, all DPSS lasers suffer from temperature variations and don't work well in the cold, if at all, depending how how cold it is. In Alaska the winter is so cold a DPSS laser doesn't run very long when going outside, the pointer cools off too fast but diode laser pointers don't suffer from this, they like the cold. If you want the best beam specs, laser diodes are crap compared to gas lasers, but as you know, they aren't compact and normally run off of AC power.