Second scratchbuilt laser started in 2000 and abandoned in 2001, quite a bit more advanced than the first using a 10mm laser cut frame and 10mm perspex mounting blocks with machined aluminium mirrir mounts. Despite the over-engineering I was never Continue reading
I was called in to repair this laser about 4 years ago. The turbine had been connected with the phases reversed and had sucked oil from the vacuum pump into the resonator. The blue/black coating on the glassware is burnt Continue reading
My first CO2 laser built back in 1998-9. Using 22mm copper fittings and 22mm borosilicate glass epoxied with JB weld. It ran for about 3 hours of operating time before thermal stresses round the electrodes fractured the tube. Pictures include Continue reading
Pulled this apart back in 2003 to post on alt.lasers
A simple linear ion laser PSU I built in 2002, based on the design at Sam’s laer FAQ.