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    Default Combining beams with knife-edge mirrors?

    I have 4 Melles Griot 5mw HeNe tubes that I would like to combine using some 2 PBS cubes (which I already have) and a "knife-edge" mirror.

    Could anyone recommend a source for the appropriate mirror, and perhaps a sketch on how to utilize the mirror to combine beams?

    (this is just an experimental side project, so I would like to pursue this without spending much $$....)

    Thanks!
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    HeNe is a very wacky laser. Polarization depends on how worm the laser is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuka View Post
    I have 4 Melles Griot 5mw HeNe tubes that I would like to combine using some 2 PBS cubes (which I already have) and a "knife-edge" mirror.

    Could anyone recommend a source for the appropriate mirror, and perhaps a sketch on how to utilize the mirror to combine beams?

    (this is just an experimental side project, so I would like to pursue this without spending much $$....)

    Thanks!
    are there a P in th model number?

    steve

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    I appear to have (3) model #'s "05-LHR-99",
    and (1) model # "1101P-0249".

    Any suggestions for combining into a single beam would be appreciated!

    (especially if it won't cost much - these were free, late 80's models )
    RR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuka View Post
    I appear to have (3) model #'s "05-LHR-99",
    and (1) model # "1101P-0249".

    Any suggestions for combining into a single beam would be appreciated!

    (especially if it won't cost much - these were free, late 80's models )
    0-5lhr are non polarized and the 1101p is polarized. this leaves you to grazing incidence near miss combining.

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    SO, knife-edge mirrors only, I guess!
    Any recommendations on sources?
    RR

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