Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:58:43

Author: Zani, Gerald

Subject: Re: Use for dead HeNe Lasers?

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Adam,

I have a dissembled dead HeNe that I use to show that the output window is
set at a specific brewster angle chosen such that the p polarized light
exits but the s polarized remains inside the tube to sustain the lasers
stimulated population state. - J


On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 9:58 PM, Adam Beehler wrote:

> Tappers,
> Is there anything useful one can do with a "dead" HeNe laser? I have one
> just so folks can see the insides, but I recall reading once that if the
> tube is still intact and has a good seal, then somehow one can shine a
> working HeNe laser into the "dead" one to show something. Does this ring a
> bell to anyone? Thanks.
> Adam Beehler
>

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Adam,I have a=A0dissembled dead HeNe that I use to show=
that the output window is set at a specific brewster angle chosen such tha=
t the p polarized light exits but the s polarized remains inside the tube t=
o sustain the lasers stimulated population state. - J

=A0On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 9:58 PM,=
Adam Beehler wrote:

Tappers,
Is there anything useful one can do with a "dead" HeNe laser? =A0=
I have one just so folks can see the insides, but I recall reading once tha=
t if the tube is still intact and has a good seal, then somehow one can shi=
ne a working HeNe laser into the "dead" one to show something. =
=A0Does this ring a bell to anyone? =A0Thanks.


Adam Beehler


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