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Old 11-30-2012, 12:55 PM #1
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Question Spectra Physics HeNe 632.8 nm>1.0 mW

Hey,

Came up an opportunity to buy one of these lasers here in Brazil, it's brand new in the original box.

They offered me it for about $800 but I guess I can get it for less (it was $3500, after some talking he lowered it to $800)

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Do is it worth buying? I'd like to have a gas laser but it seems too expensive to me and the wavelenght is very near the mitsubishi 638nm diodes, i don't know if the price is worth the difference.


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I guess it's totally not worth it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Melles-Griot...61115392022%26


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Default Re: Spectra Physics HeNe 632.8 nm>1.0 mW

way, way overpriced. need a he ne? pm me or look in bs&t.
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Default Re: Spectra Physics HeNe 632.8 nm>1.0 mW

Cheech is right....that is way overprice for a general collector.

It is true that those lasers cost that much new and still do if you purchase them from a professional supplier.

If your not using it for a scientific use than you can get a nice HeNe for way less. If you want just a small HeNe bare tube PM me, i'll let you have it for the cost of shipping. you'll need to get a small cheap PSU but that shouldn't be a problem
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532 with Envy, i'd pay for a little HeNe, I'd love to have one, how much would it be plus shipping to Brazil for you not to loose money?

I'll start looking for a PSU!

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Can this tubes handle 4mA?

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Default Re: Spectra Physics HeNe 632.8 nm>1.0 mW

It may take a week or so to get it into the mail...I'v got a heavy week at work coming up.

I'll take a look at shipping...send me your address in PM and we'll get it arranged. Nothing is needed for the tube, I have a few laying around. They psu if I remember correctly should be 4-6ma...shouldn't be a problem to find one for a good price.
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