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Handheld laser is so powerful it can dazzle astronauts

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posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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Every member of the human race above the age of 4 can tell you what lightsabre is

2nd line.

posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 05:06 PM

Originally posted by Exuberant1

Originally posted by RelentlessLurker
could you imagine some kind of situation involving emergency vehicles and some dumb kid 10 miles away harassing the entire scene?


The bigger worry would be where he acquired the means to stabilize that laser.

the laser does not require 'stabilization'.

1watt of power is put through a diode that emits light into a collimating lens. that is as stable as lasers get.

posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:17 PM
reply to post by RelentlessLurker

Not at all what he meant. The tiniest movement at the emitter will move the endpoint hundreds of feet. It would take military grade optics and a tunable solid mount.

posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 06:32 PM
reply to post by RelentlessLurker

This is ridiculous. Did you know that you cannot focus a 1 mw laser to burn? The beam itself is < 1mm to begin with.

Like the poster above said, don't get your laser info from ATS, go to

posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:22 PM
reply to post by ArcAngel

nobody made mention of 1 mw laser. not sure what your on about.

1 watt doesnt require focusing to burn.

posted on Sep, 7 2011 @ 10:29 PM
reply to post by rleexray

same website sells small tripod as accessery.

although folks on youtube seem to do fine with the cheaper rigged camera tripods.

o-like sells them for just over 12 bucks.

stability isnt really an issue. neither is beam divergance if your goal is to harass someone.
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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 12:39 AM
sweet,, next time some government nazi policy enforcer is using an l-rad sound device people can fight back from a distance... sweet

here's another one,, and you don't have to worry about the manufacturer, customs and postage!!-

posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 12:42 AM
commercial producable laser weapons is one of the major reasons new technology for capacitors is being suppressed.

We are reaching the event horizon.

posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 12:45 AM
That lasers nothing, you can buy and build 5,10,20 WATT or higher Lasers that can burn stuff or just blind the hell out of you at 100 miles or better away...get on ebay and look up 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,watt diodes and kits

I have a 5 ml green laser and its bad ass, anything more than that you need laser glasses

posted on Sep, 11 2011 @ 07:57 PM
WarnLaser has a 3W infrared laser that is extremely powerful and can melt glass if held on it long enough.

posted on Sep, 12 2011 @ 11:08 AM
I gotta get one of these!

posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 10:32 AM
The idea that it can dazzle astronauts is false. The beam has a divergence of 1.5mRad and a diameter of 2mm as it leaves the aperture, so by the time it has reached anywere near space, the beam would be so wide that it wouldn't be visible.

I used to have a 100mw green laser from wicked lasers and the 1watt arctic they did, both which I've now sold, on a clear night, if you shine it right up, the beam just 'stops' once it reaches a certain distance, it doesn't fade out, it just stops dead, however this is an illusion as i would see a large dot on a distant cloud behind where the beam had 'stopped'.
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posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 10:57 AM
For about 1-2,000 in parts you can build a band held laser capable of blowing tiny holes in 1/4 inch plate steel, For about $500 you can get a rifle that dos this job much better and a lot more. You could build a flashlight style 2W blue burning laser for about $80 using a laser diode from a certain type of graphics projector. The entire 24 diode array from this projector could literally be seen sparkling on the NEW moon corner cube reflectors at full power using a high end telescope to collimate the beam. The projector in question is $800 dollars new...

posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 11:03 AM
Oh no...Now the children will want one.

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