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WTB: Portable 593.5

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Hello folks!

I recently decided that my 593.5 pointer (<1mW) was not powerful enough, so I'd like to purchase a 593.5 in portable style (a PGL-III-C or similar). If you've got one of these and are willing to sell it, please PM me or comment below.

Thanks!
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Didn't you buy a Rigel-6 from a member here? Aren't those rated for 5-9mW's?

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Didn't you buy a Rigel-6 from a member here? Aren't those rated for 5-9mW's?

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The Rigel-6 in question is significantly degraded, and typically doesn't exceed 1mW.
 

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The Rigel-6 in question is significantly degraded, and typically doesn't exceed 1mW.
Oh okay, my apologies. Best of luck :)

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Most all of those do like 1-2 mW except a fair few sadly. even the base Vega does 2-5mW. its just so inefficient and touchy...even my lab laser is rated 50mW and not guaranteed tem00. (though its close after my babying a bit) its very unstable compared to what it could be. its pretty happy at a couple mW but past that it gets quite unhappy very fast. Good luck on your hunt-it could be hard to find one...
 

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Yeah, and that's just the starting price!
The 2mW to 5mW 589nm models go up to $639 (reg. $689), and that's the sale price. No thank you. :eek:
You can always look on the bright side, they're 'in stock'!
 
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I may get there someday, found these on ebay:



Edit: I already have a Coherent SHG crystal to sum 1064 and 1342 nm from this rod into to produce yellow, so should have some good power, once I get this all put together. I better get out of this thread with my projects, it's a WTB thread.
 
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Yeah, 593.5 is definitely one of those 'pay to play' wavelengths. Very few options, high prices and not a good candidate for DIY. Luckily, my unbranded 593.5 CNI pen from laserfanatics seems to be pretty decent. For best results I run NIMH batteries and after it warms up it will do around 3-5mw generally. For the first minute warming up it's unstable as hell though. Mode hoping, varies between almost no output and high output, stops lasing entirely sometimes etc. I really don't like using alkalines in it because it seems like they struggle to supply it with enough power consistently. NIMH are much better for output stability.
 
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Some sellers on eBay offer 5mW 473/594 pointers for $359. Much better price then what LG offers. $639 for 5mW of 589 is ridiculous when DL has them for $299 :)

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Some sellers on eBay offer 5mW 473/594 pointers for $359. Much better price then what LG offers. $639 for 5mW of 589 is ridiculous when DL has them for $299 :)

-Alex
Yeah, I considered buying one of the eBay units, but seeing as I already have a 593.5 pointer I'd rather purchase a 593.5 with a different type of host.
 

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Having purchased a 20mW 593.5nm PGL-III-C from LaserCentury, I'd like to ask that this thread be locked. I no longer require a portable 593.5.
 
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Thread has been closed, feel free to answer Alaskan via editing your post or PM. Enjoy the 593.5nm! :cool:
 
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