Old 12-13-2007, 03:36 AM #1
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Default Argon Ion 488 nM

I got my Argon Ion laser today *;D *It's a Uniphase Cyonics 2201-15SLB. *It is rated at 25 mW output at BLUE 488 nM *-- *SKY BLUE *

It outputs 27mW peak at full power --- 1300 Watts input ........ *Power output can be adjusted between about 3 mW and 27 mW. *About 26 pounds of stuff to do this but it sure is a nice beam. *

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Old 12-13-2007, 03:38 AM #2
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I can't seem to post two pix so here's the other with smoke on both photos.
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Damn nice ! I HATE YOU !! LOL !!! :-) I love it man....that truley is the most wonderful color
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SenKat --

I knew this would drag you to your feet !! I like my 405 BUT THIS IS BLUE !!

My wife scouled at it because I ran a have an extension cord across the room. It is rated to draw 17 amps but I read 10 amps max.

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Thats really cool Mike! I love blue, I still cant wait for high power blurays though. ;D

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BLUE BLUE BLUE!!! My favorite colour!!!!!!!!!! You lucky guy!, have fun with it, and give us plenty of pics!
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It outputs 27mW peak at full power --- 1300 Watts input ........

Wait a minute, is that no Typo? roughly fivehundredthousand times output power?
Talk about efficiency.
Still, on the pic, it looks like a DPSS module. Can you get us a "normally lit" picture with something for size comparison?
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Be careful not to blow a fuse or melt the insulation to the extension cord now.
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[quote author=Hemlock Mike link=1197516981/0#0 date=1197516963]It outputs 27mW peak at full power --- 1300 Watts input ........

Wait a minute, is that no Typo? roughly fivehundredthousand times output power?
Talk about efficiency.
Still, on the pic, it looks like a DPSS module. Can you get us a "normally lit" picture with something for size comparison?[/quote]

yes argon lasers are horribly inefficient, but this thread makes me sad my argon is drlava's now :'(
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Phil - It's two boxes. *A power supply and the laser head. *The boxes are about 5" square and 12" long. *This is a small one - that's why it runs on 120 VAC !! They do produce a lot of heat and a little light *

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Here's a brightness comparison --- 10 mW of 405 vs 2.5 mW of 488

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i think you meant 15mw of 488nm?
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No !!! 2.5 mW !! Minimum power setting. The difference is like comparing a red and a green.

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damn that thing is nice. I can't wait to get more into gas lasers and whatnot. i've been thinking about it but i'm not ready to work with that much current or money yet =)
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