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Experimentonomen

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Hello!

Im 24 years old from sweden, since i was around 12-15 years old i´ve been intestested in lasers.
It all began one day when i was browsing the internet and stumbled across sam´s laser faq and a site describing various types of lasers such as hene, diode, dye, nitrogen, co2, argon ion and flashlamp pumped solid state such as ruby, Nd:YAG and excimer lasers.

The next day i began tracking down my first laser which was a little red laser pointer given to me by another student at school, it lasted around a week or two.

The years passed until i was around 18-20 when i realized another laser dream, getting a small 1.25mW HeNe tube with power supply on ebay for just 25 bucks, this tube lasted until a few weeks ago when it accidently fell from a table onto the floor and broke the bore.

Then 3 days ago i once again got the idea to look for lasers on ebay, this time it paid off bigtime, not only did i find a small Nd:YAG laser for 125 bucks, but i also scored a Spectra Physics 092-S Argon Ion laser tube for only 150 AUD + shipping.

So all that remains now is to wait for these to arrive.
 

vitalyx

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Welcome! I'm 24 too :) Most users here are either below 20 or around 40 or older, so it's always nice to see someone your age.
 

billg519

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Welcome to LPF!!! You'll find loads of useful information in our faq's, stickies, and searching the forum. Does your argon include a power supply? If not, you'll be needing to find one. Sounds like you'll be finding the gas lasers section useful. Enjoy your stay!
 

Experimentonomen

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:thanks: bill!

My Ar Ion laser is just the tube alone, but i was gonna build my own psu, something similar to the one om sam´s laser faq, SG-IL1.
 

vk2fro

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Welcome Experimentonomen

Seems you are already getting some nice lasers together. Hope that argon tube arrives for you soon. I'm having fun with my little argon!

Cheers
Ben
 

jander6442

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Good start for a new member. Welcome! Anything I can do for you in the future let me know.
 




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