Only 25 kW?
Boeing has just tested its new thin-disk laser, the most powerful solid-state laser ever made. It fires at over 25 kilowatts, with the scalability proven to go up to a 100 kilowatt laser in the coming years.
Okay .. these lasers are HELLA expensive but they produce power wavelengths … Look at what this dude did with a red laser diode …
If you could provide those blue joints with enough amps they would drill holes in glass and steel at a distance .. i think.
Heh .. maybe paper
Speaking of DIY DE weapons … check this out.