Laser power units



According to the store, the laser power in 150mW, does anyone know what the “laser power value” mean? For example, what would be the translation in mW for 58? Is it possible to know?



As I recall, the laser is open-loop control, meaning there is no feedback between the laser and controller. As such, the number set in firmware will produce a relative change in laser energy, but probably does not correspond to a specific output value, particularly as the laser diode ages.


the power unit is setting is how much to send to laser, not a measure of the output (which would require more expensive software. The power tops out at 80 for 150mW laser