I have been running around a little and trying to get my head around the use of Lasers diodes vs LED's and I have some questions
Since I have not had the pleasure of tearing apart an LI head I am wondering if it uses a single laser diode for each head or multiple units.
If it uses a single laser diode diffused over an area to make up a jammer head. that would make sense. High output power with a single laser diode could give you the power with a simpler circuit.
But for Led's has it always been an issue of power?. If so then the solution seems simple (see the video in "wanting to test home built jammer) At 180mw/sr per led it seems a cheaper solution for high power outputs.
If there is something I am missing please let me know. Perhaps the LI heads have less than a diffusion than I think they do. At first I thought perhaps they would be more precise but looking at an average unit n904nm 5mW Laser Diode it seems to have the same off peak behavior as a led.
interesting discussion I hope will follow