This guide is about how to use high power laser, especially the high power diode DPSS laser. These DPSS lasers are widely used in industrial and labs.
Step 1: Read the Laser Specifications
Read the laser specifications , labels or manuals carefully, you need to know the laser wavelength, laser output power, laser colors. For most of the lasers, you can get the color by reading the wavelength. Red 660nm, green, 532nm, blue 473nm, blue violet 445nm, violet 405nm, infrared 808nm.
Step 2: Find Out Laser Switch
Find out where is the laser switch or laser trigger. Make sure the laser is turned off before connecting the power supply.
Step 3: Connect TTL Modulation Line
If you need TTL laser module, connect the TTL line
Step 4: Laser Safety Goggles
Wearing laser safety goggles, according to the laser color. Different color lasers need different safety goggles.
Step 5: Point Laser Head Outside
Make sure you point the laser head outside, don't point the laser to you or other human.
Step 6: Turn on Laser Switch
Turn the laser on, for a visible laser, you can see the laser beam.