Laser pointer safety

Laser pointer safety

  • Do not aim the laser at reflective surfaces.
  • Classified as Class 2 or 3a according to the label.
  • Operates at a wavelength between 630 nm and 680 nm.
  • Has a maximum output less than 5 mW, the lower the better.



Best Laser Balloon Pop

Balloon popping laser
Simon Monk
A trick balloon popper that you can build for yourselves.
From the book ’15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius’ by Simon Monk.

Best Laser Balloon Pop
95mW green pointer popping a red balloon that is inside a clear balloon.

Balloon Death Row –
CNI 500 mW Green Laser Popping 23 Balloons
CNI Portable Green Laser – PGL-III-C 532nm at 500mW, popping 23 balloons placed in a row.

Sam Laser FAQ

Laser Experiments and Projects

The Home-Built Laser Assembly and Power Supply

Brewster window

Basic Laser Principles


dependence of wavelength on temperature

Green lasers have up to five times the visibility of red lasers with the same output power

Diffraction causes light waves to spread transversely as they propagate, and it is therefore impossible to have a perfectly collimated beam.

Buyer’s guide

HeNe Lasers