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Old 12-11-2011, 08:17 PM #17
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Note the description of that laser, and how it talks about purposeful missing parts.

At that price, I think the missing part is the head. It is a water cooled power supply that outputs 15,000 mW.



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Considering its a 5 watt max Laser Ionics with a quartz tube, and they need shipped in a air ride electronics van because of the exposed glass resivoirs tubes on the bottom of the base, that one is a non starter for anything other then local pickup.

Its a tungsten disk tube, it does have that going for it, and it most likely has a built in pressure pump if its like most Laser Ionics lasers.

You actually have a good chance of it starting. They may have been designed for low cost and short life, but a lot of them stay working at about 1/3rd rated power for decades.
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Considering its a 5 watt max Laser Ionics with a quartz tube, and they need shipped in a air ride electronics van because of the exposed glass resivoirs tubes on the bottom of the base, that one is a non starter for anything other then local pickup.

Its a tungsten disk tube, it does have that going for it, and it most likely has a built in pressure pump if its like most Laser Ionics lasers.

You actually have a good chance of it starting. They may have been designed for low cost and short life, but a lot of them stay working at about 1/3rd rated power for decades.
The gas reservoir looks like it has a spent getter - is it something else? If it is indeed a getter I'd stay far away from it let alone pay five grand for it.

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The gas reservoir looks like it has a spent getter - is it something else? If it is indeed a getter I'd stay far away from it let alone pay five grand for it.

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Thats not a getter, that is cathode processing residue, the getter is elsewhere on the tube. I agree with you, no more the 100$ if you dont see it run, and no more the 400$ if you do. You can do so much better with a Coherent or SP or ALC product.

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Plus Ion lasers in general are slowly moving towards purely being 'collectors items'. They've been replaced with diode and solid state lasers for the vast majority of their past uses.

Large frame ion lasers are especially hard sells because few people can meet the power requirements to run them.
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