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- Jan 29, 2014
I'd like to have a dye laser to use with my 10 watt 532 nm DPSS to make yellow, but they are so darn heavy. How much does this one weigh?
I appreciate it! when I was running it when I first got it, the jet wasn't perfect. I found a piece of black something stuck in it, and got it cleaned out. After that, it looked smooth. I just didn't have a good pump laser at the time. The filter is in a sealed canister I think... So I will have to find one online then. I will PM you when I am ready to go. Are they 1 micron filters? I haven't looked at it in a long time, and don't know if it says or not.Ok I work with dye all day. I can provide the mix for the coherent I use but it works pretty simple. The alignment is a real pain but yours look simple compared to mine. I pump with 2w 532nm and get 30mw cw. I however have it setup on a cavity dumper and do picosecond pulses with it.
R6 on mine goes from 550 ish to 670 ish on a good day.
Is that a jet? Make sure the flow is perfect in the jet or your done before you start. I ping the 532 on the jet and add dye till you see fluorescence. Then you have to align the jet angle to the other mirrors to form the cavity and ring. It aint this simple But it’s the general idea. If you really want to know it’s best on a phone call. Wear gloves this dye is horrible. Also make sure the pump filter is new and the dye up to pressure before you start the jet. If all you want is some yellow buy one of the units being sold on the forum. Dye is a MAJOR PITA!