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Old 04-21-2012, 12:05 AM #1
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Default 515nm Argon Ion

Howdy all. I'm pretty excited about my latest gas laser and wanted to share.

A 515nm Argon Ion laser. The whole kit set me back $130 with shipping...It came with a very nice Fan, the psu with two keys and a little controller. It didn't come with a power cord but I was able to rig one up for now.

My camera can't capture the color at all, but there seems to be a tinge of blue in the beam...hard to tell though.

I'll try to get some better beam/spot pictures to show the differences.
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It looks pretty blue in this picture...I can assure you it's green in real life


Again sorry for the quality...on the left is the argon on the right is a 532nm pointer.




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That is gorgeous, and you cannot beat 515nm for $130 shipped. That's awesome! Where and how did you get this puppy??? Also, is it .4mW, or 40mW? Your sig is confusing me, might be lack of sleep though. Anyway, awesome grab you got there! I'll go do some googling now
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Thanks. It came from an auction on fleebay. At power it is best guess +40mW
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Nice score on the Argon. And yes we need more pictures
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An EXCELLENT price with all those peripherals

It is a very nice color

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I think the last picture actually captures the color pretty well. There is almost a teal color to the lower wavelength green.
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i was hoping you'd put some pix out on your find. never saw 515. Real Good Score!
almost bid that one, went with it's brother 458 instead.
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Nice. That last pic picks up the color nicely.
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