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Laser Pointer 1.0 to 3.0 m mW / Class IIIa
Standard, general purpose laser pointer

Industrial Fiber Optics offers, for educational use, laser pointers that produce either green or red light. The pointers are CDRH-compliant and bear all required regulatory labels. Our product line is unique because we offer CDRH Class II rated devices that are not available from others. (Class II lasers have a maximum peak power of 1 milliwatt [mW] in the visible range - the highest class rating that many school systems permit.)

The IF 560 is seen by many as the best laser pointer for the value. It produces a bright red laser beam of 650 nm light with a nominal power of 3 mW, which is more than enough brightness for most common optical experiments and presentations. It is a CDRH Class IIIa-rated device and includes all required safety devices and labels. This laser is a great educational tool for demonstrating the basics of optical and laser technology at a fair price.

Includes carrying case and 2 AAA batteries.

  Laser Pointer

Part Number: IF 560 
Price: $14.00
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This pointer is also available as a CDRH Class II device.

Other products for use with this laser:



Laser Pointer Educational Kit Optical Waveguide Set



Features:

  • Small size
  • High-quality laser beam
  • Durable metal housing with scratch-resistant coating
  • Battery powered for convenient and portable operation
  • Reasonable price

Suitable for experiments such as:

  • Viewing refraction in optical materials
  • Angle of incidence and reflection on mirror surfaces
  • Tyndall's light-guiding-in-water experiments
  • Scattering of light by small suspended particles
  • Critical angle determination in materials
  • Convergence and divergence in optical lenses

LASER CLASSIFICATIONS

All manufacturers of lasers used in the United States, must conform to regulations administered by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDRH categorizes lasers as follows:

 Class 1

A laser or laser system which does not present a hazard to skin or eyes for any wavelength or exposure time. Exposure varies with wavelength. For ultraviolet, .2 to .4m exposure is less than from .8 or near IR, the exposure is < 200w. Consult CDRH regulations for specific information.

 Class 2

Any visible laser with an output less than 1 mW of power. Warning label requirements yellow caution label stating maximum output of 1 mW. Generally used as classroom lab lasers, supermarket scanners and laser pointers.

 Class 3a

Any visible laser with an output over 1 mW of power with a maximum output of 5 mW of power. Warning label requirements red danger label stating maximum output of 5 mW. Also used as classroom lab lasers, in holography, laser pointers, leveling instruments, measuring devices and alignment equipment.

 Class 3b

Any laser with an output over 5 mW of power with a maximum output of 500 mW of power and all invisible lasers with an output up to 400 mW. Warning label requirements red danger label stating maximum output. These lasers also require a key switch for operation and a 3.5-second delay when the laser is turned on. Used in many of the same applications as the Class IIIa when more power is required.

 Class 4

Any laser with an output over 500 mW of power. Warning label requirements red danger label stating maximum output. These lasers are primarily used in industrial applications such as tooling, machining, cutting and welding. Most medical laser applications also require these high-powered lasers.


 Specifications
 CDRH Classification  Class IIIa
 Polarization  Linear
 Laser Emission Color  Red
 Laser Mode  TEM00
 Operating  Unit  Value
 Input Voltage  V 2 AAA
 Input Current  mA n/a
 Wavelength  nm  650
 Optical Output Power, Nominal  mW  1.0 to 3.0 m mW /
 Power, (min/max)  mW  1.0 / 3.0
 Beam Diameter  mm  1.10
 Beam Divergence  mRad  1.20
 Digital Modulation  MHz n/a
 Analog Modulation  Hz to MHz n/a
 Mechanical  Unit  Value
 Operating Temperature  ° C  -10 to +40
 Housing  cm  1.2 x 14.5