The below video is a test firing of a surplus laser. Here is a picture of the laser:

Diode Laser

And the video of the laser firing:

Fire the Laser! from famulus fusion on Vimeo.

It is amazing what people are doing with industrial and government surplus these days. It is amazing what we can do with materials. Like high powered diode lasers. What is even more amazing is that famulus fusion is setting up his laser welding facilities not because he is interested in laser welding per se, but because he wants a laser welding tool to assist him in building a Polywell Fusion test reactor. There is a man with a dream and a will. And no small dream either. He is building a Polywell with Super Conducting magnets. If he gets a move on it will be the first such device in the world.
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Cross Posted at Power and Control