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    Default What in the h3ll is this!

    Listing says it's a 'Direct Diode Laser head

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Coherent-Nuvon...item5889f9c6cf

    Any idea's?
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    See post number 436 here...

    http://www.photonlexicon.com/forums/...ngs#post165937

    Dar303 speculates it could be a military/Nasa laser.
    Quote: "There is a theory which states that if ever, for any reason, anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened.... Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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    You should ask Tony Stark about this particular piece of equipment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by platinum View Post
    You should ask Tony Stark about this particular piece of equipment...
    LOL!

    It's a diode doughnut. Basically all the lasers aim at the center. Probably used to pump a crystal or heat something.

    I can guarantee each one of those diode arrays(the little gray squares in the middle.) make at least 250 if not 1000W a piece.

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    Funny, I could have sworn it was a Flux Capacitor...
    This space for rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnar View Post
    Funny, I could have sworn it was a Flux Capacitor...
    Good god!
    1.21gigawatts of power!

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    here's the optics part:
    [url]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Coherent-Nuvonyx-Newport-Direct-Diode-Laser-Optic-Parts_W0QQitemZ380272605544QQcategoryZ109452QQcmdZ ViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC %26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BIEW%252BF ICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D380271969999%26ps%3 D63%26clkid%3D5133409546462305733[/ur]

    "was too powerful and kept cracking the Yag crystals"

    and the controllers:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Coherent-Nuvonyx-High-Power-Direct-Diode-Laser-System_W0QQitemZ380263709860QQcategoryZ53141QQcmdZ ViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC %26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BIEW%252BF ICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D5%26pmod%3D380272605544%26ps%3 D63%26clkid%3D5133368455485723940

    says per controller up to 4kW max and there are 4 units to drive this this doughnut.

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    A little web-snooping gives this from 2004:
    "The U.S Air Force announced the award of the contract to Nuvonyx Sept. 1, and said it's in the process of paying the company $3.7 million to begin research on the next generation of laser diode pump systems."

    http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/s...20/story6.html

    The name of the seller, "AerospaceSurplusNet" is also a clue...



    I so want that stuff to go into my future Mad Professor Lab!
    I swear, when I win the 100.000.000 Euro lottery I'll travel round the US with a semitrailer just buying stuff like this!

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    what the F...... that,s the part that turns garbage into power for the dolorean from back to the future Where did you find it

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    I found it while doing my usual ebay searches "Synrad, spectra-physics, coherent" + laser

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