[Lab] [ORE_bits] RE: laser mirror holders

Darcy Whyte darcy at siteware.com
Thu Nov 4 15:26:45 EDT 2010

I have the gold plated mirrors that reflect 10600nm radiation very well.

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 3:24 PM, Mike Ayukawa <mike.ayukawa at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm wondering if you are using mirrors typical for CO2 lasers or a
> traditional optical?
> My experience is with higher power and tunable dye argon lasers but the CO2
> lab
> used to use these front surface mirrors.
> I just looked this up:
> http://www.eoc-inc.com/co2_laser_optics_mirrors.htm
> http://www.eoc-inc.com/lbp/technical.pdf
> and what was interesting was that many of these high power mirrors are just
> polished
> metal slabs with an IR coating (helps to prevent oxidation I would assume
> as well).
> If you can connect with a DIY astronomy group, you might luck out and find
> someone with
> an evaporator who coats mirrors and might be able to do an IR coating for
> you.
> /Mike
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