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Scientific American/Amateur Scientist Laser book.

BrainEater

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I've seen a sig or two here with mention of this book.

I'd love to hear stories about projects from this book......I made more than a couple of these.

Reprints available? I loved mine, it was a sad day when I lost it.
 



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I have built the Sci Am argon, dye, and N2. If you search Sam's Laser FAQ there you will find my report: Anthony's Argon. If you do some digging, all of the articles in the book can be found in Sci Am archives from their original magazine publication dates.
I did find a copy of the book on amazon https://www.amazon.com/Light-Its-Us...164143&s=books&sprefix=,stripbooks,150&sr=1-1
Also, The Iannini books are directly from the articles, only with some more detailed nuts & bolts.
 

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Thanks !!

I'll dig into that.
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Re: the argon laser.....Did you actually glassblow the globe fittings on that !!?
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I miss that book....mine was so dogeared I started just rolling it up.

edit ; I have a few of the original sci-am articles.......the book seems to be way more rare.

I made the Blumlein switch first....Let me tell you about the static shock from metal/acrylic sheets !!!

(y)
 

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For glass work contact Eagle Laboratory Glass in Painesville, Ohio. They do extremely high quality work for very reasonable prices.
Yvonne Drake is the owner and made my laser tubes. Not only will they be perfectly formed and aligned, but they will also be annealed for strength.
 

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Wow !!
Very cool !
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I was just curious.
I have a friend in the local university glass blowing dept. , so no worries. ;)
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I've made several lasers from scratch, the one on my list now is a free-electron laser.
Another thing I learned from Scientific American !!

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