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Wicked Lasers 80mW Green Portable Laser, retail $(???)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for Wicked Lasers (
Last updated 11-17-12

(In reference to the envelope I received from Wicked Lasers around 11:10am PST on 02-02-05):
{sung like the Foreigner song "Feels Like the First Time"}
Feels like a flaaaaaash-liiiight...feels like a FL

BREAK IN 50276


Let's try that soon as I started to open the package, I *knew* it wasn't a flashlight...

Feels like a laaaaaa-sssser...feels like a LAAAAA-aaaaa-ssser!!!
Feels like a laaaaaa-sssser...feels like a LAAAAA-aaaaa-ssser!!!

This is a green DPSS (diode pumped solid state) portable laser that's been modified from 5mW to 80mW. It comes in a handsome wood presentation case, and includes the two AAA cells it feeds from.


Feed the portable laser the included batteries (see below), peel off and remove that blue plastic protector over the business-end, and then you'll be ready to rock.

To use the portable laser, just aim it at something you wish to point out, and press & hold down the button on the barrel for as long as you need the laser spot. Release the button to turn the portable laser back off. Yes, it really is as easy as that.

The portable laser comes with a pocket clip, already attached. You know what it's for.
If not, slip the portable laser into a shirt or pants pocket, and slide the clip over the outside of the fabric of the pocket when the module is being inserted into the pocket.

The portable laser also comes with a hinge-lidded wooden presentation case with foam cutouts for the module and a set of batteries. You may store the module in this case if desired.

To change the batteries in your Wicked Lasers Phoenix green portable laser, unscrew and remove the tailcap, throw it in the {vulgar term for feces}bowl, yank that silver handle on the cistern down, and flush it away...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the two used AAA cells out of the barrel and into your hand, and dispose of, recycle, or recharge them as you see fit.

Insert two new AAA cells into the barrel, flat-end (-) negative first. This is the opposite of how batteries are installed in most flashlights, so please pay attention to polarity here.

Screw the tailcap back on, and be done with it.
Aren't you glad you didn't flush away that tailcap now?

Current usage measures 520mA on the included Energizer cells.

This is a portable laser, not a flashlight. So I won't throw it against the wall, stomp on it, try to drown it in the toilet bowl, run over it, swing it against the corner of a concrete stair, or inflict upon it punishments that flashlights may have inflicted upon them. So this section of the laser's web page will seem a bit more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Green diode lasers are a lot different than those common red lasers you see all the time.

In a 640nm red portable laser, there's a red-emitting diode and a lens to collimate (focus) the beam.

In a 532nm green laser (module or larger size), there's a BIG infrared laser diode that generates laser light at 808nm, this is fired into a crystal containing the rare-earth element "neodymium". This crystal takes the 808nm infrared light and lases at 1064nm (yes, deeper in the infrared!). This 1064nm laser light comes out of the NdYV04 (neodymium yttrium vanadium oxide) crystal and is then shot into a second crystal (containing potassium, titanium, & phosphorus, usually called KTP) that doubles the frequency to 532nm - the bright green color you see. This light is then collimated (focused) by a lens and emerges out the laser's "business end". Just before the lens, there's a filter that removes any stray IR (infrared) rays from the pump diode and the neodymium crystal. You don't want that stuff in your green beam, trust me. :-)

This is why green diode lasers are so much more expensive than red ones. Lots of itty bitty parts, and they all need to be aligned by hand. If the polarisation is "off", one or both crystals need to be turned. With red diode lasers, you just slap in the diode and slap a lens in front of it.

The Phoenix uses a 500mW pump diode, as opposed to 200mW pump diodes found in most other green portable lasers.

VERY IMPORTANT!!! This laser is NOT a toy, and you MUST NOT shine it into your eyes, other people's eyes, pets' eyes, for that matter, the eyes of any person or animal you encounter. Eye damage can occur faster than the blink reflex can protect them, regardless of what species' eyes you irradiate with this laser. So just don't do it.
This is a CDRH Class IIIB laser device. Treat it with respect, and it'll treat you with respect.

This laser is not water-resistant, so please be extra careful when using it around sinks, tubs, toilets, fishtanks, pet water bowls, or other places where water or water-like liquids might be found. And you'll probably want to cover it up or otherwise get rid of it (such as by putting it in a pocket or bag) if you need to carry it in rainy or snowy weather.

Since this is a high powered portable laser, I would recommend a duty cycle of no longer than 50%. That is, one minute on, and at least one minute off to allow the "guts" inside to cool down. This is not stated anywhere on the packaging or on the website, but is my own recommendation.

With no additional optics of any type placed in front of it, this laser will cause smoke to issue from black electrical tape. No hole is burnt all the way through; at least not during the 15 seconds or so I irradiated the tape with the laser radiation from an approximately 1" range.

The laser *will* burn a hole completely through a black plastic bag; the thin grocery bag I obtained at the Food Mart north of Seattle. No smoke was visible when the bag was irradiated - on two seperate occasions.

(Edit 5:34pm PST same day): The Wicked Extreme II green laser also burns holes through the same bag, even though its output power is only ~51mW.

Beam photograph at ~12".
Beam is not white like this photograph makes it appear.

Beam is also a lot smaller than it appears; the
beam image bloomed significantly when photographed.

Laser power oputput analysis
Measures 85mW on a LaserBee 2.5W USB Laser Power Meter w/Thermopile

Laser power oputput analysis
Now (07-21-12) it measures 220mW on the same meter.

Laser power oputput analysis
Now (11-16-12) it measures 364mW on the same meter.

Laser power oputput analysis
Short-term (300 seconds {5 minutes}) stability analysis of this laser.

Beam photograph at ~15'.
Beam is not white like this photograph makes it appear.

Beam is significantly smaller than it appears;
the beam image also bloomed when photographed.

That red star thing is from an American DJ Laser Widow.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of this laser.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of this laser; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 800nm and 820nm to show the lack of NIR emission from the pump diode. This indicates that the NIR filter is doing its job exceptionally well!

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of this laser.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of this laser; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 522nm and 542nm to pinpoint wavelength, which is 531.609nm.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.

Test unit was sent by C.T. of and was received on 02-02-05

* Legal Notice: * This green portable laser and others like it are designated solely as OEM components for incorporation into the customer's end products. Therefore, they do not comply with the appropriate requirements of FDA 21CFR, section 1040.10 and 1040.11 for complete laser products. The customer is responsible for compliance with FDA requirements.

UPDATE 02-07-05:
This laser is powerful enough to ignite paper matches (the type that come in a pack of 20, with red heads that require a striker). With a magnifying lens placed in front of the laser, a match will ignite in ~5 seconds; with no lens, a match will ignite in ~11 seconds. A short while later, I lighted three more of these matches with the laser (no lens or other optic placed in front) just to be absolutely, positively, 100% certain the laser was responsible, and it was.

UPDATE 11-15-05:
I have found that a lot of dark-colored material melts and/or emits smoke when exposed to the radiation from this laser; no lenses or other optical aids were used to focus the beam.

Very bright green laser beam.
More powerful than most other "pointer" style lasers.
Nice looking black case with gold trim.
Feels good in the hand; is also rather hefty.
No beam artifacts - none that I've been able to detect anyway.
Uses batteries that are relatively inexpensive and readily available.

Not waterproof or submersible - but most portable lasers aren't. Will not figure into my rating.
Consumes a lot of power, so you'll be going through batteries if you use it a lot (most DPSS laser do; will not figure into my rating).
More delicate than directly-injected diode laser pointers/modules.

Can't use it in public without a variance.

    MANUFACTURER: Wicked Lasers
    PRODUCT TYPE: Pen style portable laser
    LAMP TYPE: DPSS diode laser/NdYVO4/KTP crystals
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Very narrow spot
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton momentary on/off on barrel
    BEZEL: Metal; has aperture (hole) for laser beam to emerge
    BATTERY: 2x AAA cells
    ACCESSORIES: Presentation case, two Energizer AAA cells
    SIZE: 150mm L x 12mm Dia.
    WEIGHT: 74.30g (2.620 oz.) incl. batteries
    WARRANTY: 90 days


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Wicked Phoenix 80mW Green Portable Laser *

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