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Holography N/R N/R N/R $* RR*
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Voice communications $ N/R $ Most versatile N/S $
Baseband video transmission N/S $ $$ N/S N/S
RF video transmission N/A N/S Best choice N/S N/S

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Best laser value for the application
Laser is well suited to application, but other, lower priced, alternatives exist
Functional, but not best selection
Not suitable
Not recommended for first-time holography efforts, although with practice accetable holograms can be produced
The higher the laser's power, the quicker the exposure

Characteristics:

Operating:

Analog bandwidth: 600Hz to 20kHz

Temperature: 0 to 40deg. C

Optical:

Wavelength: 632.8 nanometers

Polarization: random

Mode: TEM00

Beam diameter: < 1 millimeter

Beam divergence: <2 milliradians

Storage*

Chassis dimenensions: 5.8 x 7 x 36.7 cm

Weight: 820 grams

* Excluding 3.5 and 5.0 mW models

Features:

Hard-seal laser tube for long dependable life

All solid-state electronic design

Fool-proof mechanical beam stop

Bright laser pilot light

Impact-resistant, see-through, two-tone blue acrylic case

Tamper-resistant screws for safety

Threaded mount for holding lenses, filters, and diffractdion gratings

Tripod mount--1/4-20 thread

Rubber feet on chasssis bottom for adhesion on slick lab surfaces

Full-color operator's manual with safety information and common experiments

Labeling and safety requirements compliant with U.S. CDRH regulations

Standard 3.5mm adutio input jack (modulatable models)

110- and 220-Vac electrical voltage options

2-year warranty

Operator's manual on in PDF for download


Helium Neon (He Ne) Lasers

Helium neon lasers are the preferred choice if you require long coherence length and wavelength stability for optical interferometric experiments. Diode lasers are the best choice for communications for fiber optic experiments.

Stock No.* Class** Modulatable Power Level
IF-HN05 II No .5 milliwatts
IF-HN08 II No .8 milliwatts
IF-HN08M II Yes*** .8 milliwatts
IF-HN15M IIIa Yes*** 1.5 milliwatts
IF-HN20 IIIa No 2.5 milliwatts
IF-HN35 IIIa No 3.5 milliwatts
IF-HN50 IIIa No 5.0 milliwatts

* 220-Vac 50Hz ower adapters available upon request
** Laser classifications as defined by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health
*** Electrical input is industry-standard 3.5mm audio jack

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Features:

  • Semiconductor laser for long dependable life

All sollid-state electronic design

Analog and digital modulation capabilities

Internal overdrive protection on inputs

Fool-proof mechanical beam stop

Linear polarized light beam

Impact-resistant, see-through, two-tone blue acrylic case

Tamper-resistant screws for safety

Threaded mounts for holding lenses, filters, and diffraction gratings

Tripod mount--1/4-20 thread

Rubber feet on chassis bottom for adhesion on slick lab surfaces

Full-color operator's manual with safety information and common procedures

Labeling and safety requirements compliant with U.S. CDRH regulations

110- and 220-Vac electrical voltage options

4-year warranty

Operator's manual on in PDF for download

Diode Lasers

IFO's RL series of diode lasers is ideal for conducting voice and audio optical transmission experiments as well as common laser and optical experiments. Electrical connections for the analog and digital inputs are the industry-standard, durable banana jacks. In addition, the analog input hs a 3.5mm audio jack for audio nd microphone inputs. This laser is also the only product on the market which features an externally adjustable internal electronic amplifieer with a variable gain from 1 to 50. This feature makes it suitable for low-voltage microphone inputs and higher amplitude signals from AM/FM radios.

Our series lasers offer wider electrical modulation bandwidth capabilities. They are suitable for video laser transmission and conducting standard voice and audio transmission experiments. Analog and digital inputs for these lasers are industry-standard RCA phono jacks.

Applications:

Voice and AM/FM radio transmission

Video transmission (IF-VL only)

Laser leveling experiments

Light shows

Bar code scanning

Particle counting

Refraction and reflection measurements

Polarization experiments

Characteristics:

Polarization: linear

Beam diameter: 2 millimeter

Beam divergence: 2 milliradians

Chassis dimensions: 5.6 x 7.5 x 22 cm

Weight: 400 grams

Operating temperature: 0 to 40o deg. C

Stock Number Class* Wavelength
(Nanometers)
Optical Power
(mW)
Digital
Bandwidth
Analog
Bandwidth
Comments
IF-RL08-635 II 635 0.8 1-500kHz 1-500kHz Alternative to conventional HeNe lasers
IF-RL08-635 IIIa 635 3.0 1-500kHz 1-500kHz A very bright modulatable laser for long-distance requirements
IF-RL08-635 IIIa 670 3.0 1-500kHz 1-500kHz An economical modulatable Class III laser
IF-RL08-635 II 635 0.8 1-20 MHz 1-10MHz Least expensive laser for transmitting video** signals
IF-RL08-635 IIIa 35 3.0 1-20MHz 1-10MHz Brightest laser for transmitting digital and video** information

 * Laser classifications as defined by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health
** Electrical input is industry-standard 3.5mm audio jack

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Features:

Semiconductor lasing element and all solid-state electronic design for a long dependable life

Bright 635 nanometer wavelength laser beam

Standard RCA-type input jacks

Electrical overdrive protection on all inputs

High visibility, fool-proof mechanical beam stop

Linear poliarized light beam

Tamper-resistant screws for safety

Impact-resistant, see-through, two-tone blue acrylic case

Threaded mount for holding lenses, filters, and diffracdtion gratings

Tripod mount--1/4-20 thread

Rubber feet on chassis bottom for adhesion onsmooth surfaces

Labeling and safety requirements compliant with U.S. CDRH regulations

Full-color operator's manual with safety information adn common experiments

110- and 220-Vac electrical voltage options

4-year warranty

Operator's manual on in PDF for download

As a special package offer, we will combine the WBS Laser with a free optical RF video receiver, interconnecting cables, power adaptersand an instruction booklet for setting up a VCR-to-Laser-to-Receiver-to-TV link as a group package. To urder, use Stock Number IF-UL08-635X.

We also will offer the WBS Laser as a complete laser communication package with the items above, as well as a microphone, AM/FM radio, patch cords and an audio receiver. To order, use: Stock Number IF-UL08-635Y.

WBS Laser

The WBS Laser is the ulimate educational laser and will be the last laser you'll need to purchase. Why? Because of its versaility which includes dual analog and digital input design, both with very wide electrical modulation capability. The analog input accommodates as low as 100Hz for laser audio communication experiments to as high as 70 Megahertz for simultaneous transmission of color video picture and sound. The digital input accepts all standard +5 logic levels for digital communications experiments. With such fantastic versatility, this one laser can perform all of the following dynamic optical communication demonstrations:

Voice communication

AM/FM radio transmission

Video from camcorder

RF video from VCR

Digital line-of-sight computer links

In addition, this laser can be used to conduct regular laser, optics and fiber optic experimetns which demonstrate properties such as:

Refraction and reflection

Light shows

Tyndall's light-guiding-in-water experiments

Speed of light measurement

Critical angle determination in materials

Convergence and divergence of lenses

Polarization of light

Measurement of Brewster's angle

Perimeter security using laser beams

Characteristics:

Operating:

Analog bandwidth: 100 to 70 MHz

Digital bandwidth: 0 to 20 MHz

Temperature: 20 to 50 deg. C

Optical:

Wavelength: 635 nanometers

Polarization: linear

Output power: 0.8 milliwatts

Beam diameter, max: 3.2 millimeters

Beam divergence, max: 2 millradians

Storage

Weight: 400 grams

Chassis dimensions: 5.6 x 7.5 x 22 cm

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Features:

Bright green pilot light for safety

Laser engraved permanent labeling

Labeling and safety requirements compliant with U.S. CDRH regulations

Magentic strip for adhesion to vertical surfaces

Rechargeable, long life NiCad battery

1-year warranty

Full-color operations manual with safety information and equipment set-up

Linearly polarized light beam

IF-550: Laser Ray Box with Power Adapter
IF-583: Laser Ray Box and Power Adapter

(packed in impact-resistant, foam-lined container)

The Laser Ray Box produces five parallel and shaply defined light beams ideal for demonstrating optical ray analysis and viewing. Five side-by-side 1mW diode lasers 1.6 cm apart create beams that are 650nm in wavelength for high visibility (readily sseen even in a typical well-lit room). With its commanding visual effects, the Laser Ray Box wille asily and dramatically demonstrate th following light behaviors when used with the appropriate optics:

Light bending due to refraction

Focusing effects of refractive optics

Reflections from mirrors

Fresnel reflections from non-coated lens surfaces

Monochromatic characdter of laser light

Total internal reflection

The bottom of the Lser Ray Box has a magnetized surface for easy adherence to both horizontal and vertical metal surfaces such as steel white or chalk boards for classroom optical demonstrations.

Power to energize the lasing elements is provided by an internal NiCd cell that is charged with the Vac-to-dc power adapter provided.

(This device is rated as a Class II laser product by CDRH regulations because no single beam exceeds 1mW of visible laser radiation or light.)

Characteristics:

Operating:

Input voltage, max: 12V

Input current: 75 mA

Temperature: 0 to 40 deg. C

Optical:

Wavelength: 650nm

Polarization: linear

Output power, max: .95mW

Beam diameter, max: 2mm

Beam divergence, max: 2 milliradians

Storage

Weight: 400 grams

Chassis dimensions: 11 x 6 x 2cm

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IF-563: Deluxe Green Pointer

Powered by a Sony diode with a lifetime of 3000-5000 hours, it projects a green dot up to an incredible two miles away.

Characteristics:

Class: IIIa

Wavelength: 532 nanometers

Polarization: linear

Output power: <5 milliwatts

Beam diameter, max: 1.1 millimeter

Beam divergence, max: 1.2 millradians

 
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