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This is my new Argon, pics of inside of head for the purpose of identification of parts and head I think its actually a single line argon as per the model number on the back... :p
 

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Yep. That is a nice single line argon you got yourself there - it is 488nm
 

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This is my new Argon, pics of inside of head for the purpose of identification of parts and head I think its actually a single line argon as per the model number on the back... :p
I thought you said that you were getting two (and another time 4) color lines :thinking:

Did I misunderstand? I KNOW that we have talked about how to split the beam into its color lines.

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dave
 

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I thought you said that you were getting two (and another time 4) color lines :thinking:

Did I misunderstand? I KNOW that we have talked about how to split the beam into its color lines.

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Dave,

This is whats -really- confusing me, earlier today I could clearly see 4 lines ranging from a greeny-blue colour to purple, then i fired it up again and only got purple and greeny-blue with no in-betweens...:wtf:
 

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Dave,

This is whats -really- confusing me, earlier today I could clearly see 4 lines ranging from a greeny-blue colour to purple, then i fired it up again and only got purple and greeny-blue with no in-betweens...:wtf:
If you are getting more than just the 488nm (cyan) line, then the tube has been replaced with an ML tube. It is still not healthy, but it is not the original tube.

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That answers one of my questions about interchange ability of JDSU tubes of similar models.

So all that remains is to determine if it’s my remote that’s not giving me max output or if it’s the tube on the blink, any ideas where I can tweak the mirrors on the head, I’m thinking the two small screws at the anode and cathode end but I’m not so sure, the one at the front looks like it’s been turned a slight amount :)



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That answers one of my questions about interchange ability of JDSU tubes of similar models.

So all that remains is to determine if it’s my remote that’s not giving me max output or if it’s the tube on the blink, any ideas where I can tweak the mirrors on the head, I’m thinking the two small screws at the anode and cathode end but I’m not so sure, the one at the front looks like it’s been turned a slight amount :)
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This more of an "art." The mirrors are "hard sealed" onto the tube. You have to "bend" the tube end to adjust the mirrors. It is not easy and the tube is pumping some high voltage on those ends.

If you "lose" the laser beam, the chances of getting it back again are slim for someone with no experience.

<Deja Vu> Enjoy it for what it is. Keep your eyes peeled for another used laser.

Peace,
dave
 

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This more of an "art." The mirrors are "hard sealed" onto the tube. You have to "bend" the tube end to adjust the mirrors. It is not easy and the tube is pumping some high voltage on those ends.

If you "lose" the laser beam, the chances of getting it back again are slim for someone with no experience.

<Deja Vu> Enjoy it for what it is. Keep your eyes peeled for another used laser.

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haha, I will dave, I will :) Just always interested in getting more out of everything :p

I guess I should learn more before messing :)
 

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haha, I will dave, I will :) Just always interested in getting more out of everything :p

I guess I should learn more before messing :)
Also, the tubes from "box-type" JDSU lasers are interchangeable with other "box-type" JDSU lasers.

The tubes from JDSU "cylinder-type" lasers are interchangeable with other JDSU "cylinder-type" lasers.

However, the tubes from the box-type lasers are NOT interchangeable with the tubes from cylinder type lasers.

Which brings me to a shout in the dark -- Does anyone out there have a JDSU 2211 (box-type) laser that has a burned out or really sucky tube in it? I need a 2211 style laser for parts

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dave
 
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Oh yeah, on the first picture theres two pots, I'm relatively sure you cant "pot" mod an argon, but what are they for if anyone knows? and theres a large magnet next to the tube, is it worth trying to put another on the other side for boosting it?
 

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Oh yeah, on the first picture theres two pots, I'm relatively sure you cant "pot" mod an argon, but what are they for if anyone knows? and theres a large magnet next to the tube, is it worth trying to put another on the other side for boosting it?

You need to read the stuff at the link to "SAM's Laser FAQ" that I sent you.

Peace,
dave

*edited* "read" into "need" <sheesh>
 
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Then you need to read more (or again). ;)

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dave
Again I think, quite a lot of info to take in at once!! :) One thing I'm a little concearned about is the BeO or beryllium oxide, Its mentioned in there as never to chip at, file away or cut the BeO but what about everyday handleing of the BeO, as it is, is it safe whilst its solid? should I be wearing a bio hazard suit to take out or otherwise mess with the tube (if I ever get to a stage where I'm ready to remove the tube for whatever reason) only Wiki has very little info on the substance (just details how ill the stuff can make you) and I'm a little concearned...
 

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Again I think, quite a lot of info to take in at once!! :) One thing I'm a little concearned about is the BeO or beryllium oxide, Its mentioned in there as never to chip at, file away or cut the BeO but what about everyday handleing of the BeO, as it is, is it safe whilst its solid? should I be wearing a bio hazard suit to take out or otherwise mess with the tube (if I ever get to a stage where I'm ready to remove the tube for whatever reason) only Wiki has very little info on the substance (just details how ill the stuff can make you) and I'm a little concearned...
The tube is sealed. There is only a problem if you break one open

It is very hard to break it open.

Peace,
dave
 




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