Last updated: 1999-01-31. Please tell me if you
find any more laser resources on the net.
Here's a list of LASER resources.
I'm focusing on low-cost lasers.
The List of Suppliers of Inexpensive Lasers
by Don Klipstein
[FIXME: since prices are rapidly coming down, I need to date these prices...]
from full $700 (AUS) laser light show systems
to low-power raw $4 laser diode module
$12.99 laser pointer
$19.99 ball-pen, PDA stylus, and (650 nm red) Laser pointer
$139.99 (``A high power IR laser diode at 808 nm
pumps a tiny block of Nd:YVO4
generating light at 1,064 nm
which feeds a KTP intracavity frequency doubler crystal
to produce the green beam at 532 nm.'') laser pointer
``And unlike a red laser,
the green beam itself can be seen in mid-air in dark conditions,
not just the laser beam dot.''
$15 laser pointer
$13 Laser Bullet
$45 Mini keychain Laser Pointers 650nm
and some other interesting laser products:
laser light shows
$195 laser levels
$138 Laser Light Show red 650 nm
$1 496 Laser Light Disco green 532 nm
$20 Q07-1012 "Quarton Infiniter Black" 670 nm laser pen. 2 AAA batteries included.
$25 Q07-1014 "Quarton Infiniter Laser Pointers" 650 nm laser pen. 2 AAA batteries included.
Specify silver, black, pink, green, blue, yellow case.
6 hours, metal body.
Tiger Software 800-292-6095
$8 shipping and handling for 1st item, $1 for each additional item (up to 5 lbs total).
$15 infrared laser
$20 "Key Chain Pointer" 3.125 inches long; 3 mW at 645 nm; includes
keychain and 3 batteries.
$38 "Infiniter" 650 nm; 3mW; 2 AAA batteries included.
$395 "green laser pointer" 532nm; 1mW; includes 2 AA batteries.
$29 raw "Red diodes" 660 nm 4 mW, not including required power supply.
$390 raw "Green laser diode", not including required power supply.
$260 holography kit; includes everything except the laser.
Lots of other laser equipment here --
$10 000 gas lasers and their $2 000 high-voltage power supplies;
optical tables, etc.
LASERs of various colors and
$29.95 LAPN65...equivalent to 15mw @ 670nm
Laser Pointer "Heavy Duty"
2000 Feet Effective (user) Range -
5-5/8" X 1/2"- All Metal Construction -
Push Button Switch -
Operates 6 Hrs. On (2) "AAA" Batteries (now included)
$29.95 LAPN65S...equivalent to 15mw @ 670nm
Key Chain Laser Pointer
2000 Feet Effective (user) Range -
3" X 3/4" - With Protective Switch -
With Gift Box And (3) LR44 Batteries -
3 Hrs. Continuous Operation
$ 29.00 Laser Pointer Model # 4009
(includes 2 AAA batteries)
Laser Wavelength 670 nm visible bright red beam
Range 150 yard (approximately 150m)
Size 7/16" x 5 3/8 "
Laser Diode 5 mW output power, Class IIIA diode
Laser Devices, Inc.
manufactures some nice devices.
$ 30.00 LASER Diode Power-Supply
"compatible with most manufacturer's LASER diodes with current consumption up to 70mA"
smaller than 20 mm.
SUPPLY VOLTAGE 3-10VDC
OUTPUT VOLTAGE 1.2-3VDC (ADJ)
OUTPUT CURRENT 50-70mA
$31 Key-chain laser pointer. Includes batteries.
(are those swappable lenses in the photo ?)
incredibly cheap prices on laser diodes, if you're willing to buy 100 at a time.
(for example, surplus transistor-like raw laser diodes for under $20 each
-- once I saw surplus $5 each).
$10.00 for shipping, minimum C.O.D. order is $30.00
Minimum order for net terms is $150.00
some cheap surplus equipment -- what appears to be a CD assembly,
including the laser diode and motor and focusing lens, for $20.
advertised pointers for $34.95 and $39.95 in 1996,
but they still apparently have no web site.
"$57.00 laser pointer"
Midwest Laser Products
Subject: Cheap Laser Pointers
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (AES)
Date: 3 Dec 1996 23:08:53 GMT
Damark I think is advertising one for
$24.95 -- sorry, don't have their number, but their junk mailings arrive
all the time.
(609.573.6250) sells a variety of visible laser pointers, starting at $44.
They also sell Kodak IR detection cards starting at $23.
$9.95 key chain laser
LaserLyte Laser Pointers at Wholesale Products
laws concerning lasers
Other related pages:
Dissection of Green Laser Pointer
reports buying cheap laser pointers for under $2 on Ebay
Pinpoint Laser Systems, Inc.
laser-based optical systems
for measuring, alignment, leveling, calibration, etc.
"Galaxy" laser pointers
sold at Wal Mart for about $12.50 .
"1600 foot range;
650 nm frequency"
Max output < 5 mW
Class IIIa laser product
has lots of links to what people *do* with lasers --
research, entertainment, medicine, etc.
more laser companies
Is it true that
"780 nm light is the color of a CD player's laser" ?
The tunable diode laser (TDL)
is being developed into a commercial product
(transmitters for wavelength division multiplexing
for fiber optic communication;
gas sensors tuned to CO2, HF, or other gas; ...)
2003-06-19: $240 + $10 shipping: GP5 Green laser pointer
points to a
"Laser discussion and modification board"
"Laser information page"
Started: 1997 Dec 04.
Original Author: David Cary.
Current maintainer: David Cary.
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