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BlueIntegral Nov13-12 12:08 AM

What kind of optics are these?
 
I got these for a couple dollars at an electronics flea market. They look like maybe some kind of dichroic lens, but I don't know. Can anyone help identify them? Did I get a good deal for a couple bucks?

Here's the first one. It's hard to tell from the picture, but it's got a slight red tint:
http://i.imgur.com/RvQFLh.jpg
The side has printed on it: 110-0006-RD CVI 211020

Here's one side of the next one:
http://i.imgur.com/1bUII.jpg
And the other side:
http://i.imgur.com/Mtovgh.jpg
The top of the case has a sticker that says
Continuum
Part No:
105-0022, Rev. F
S/N: 2213+2214

I don't know much about optics, but I have a HeNe laser and thought these might be fun to play with. I'd be much obliged to anyone who can help identify.

Drakkith Nov13-12 12:21 AM

Re: What kind of optics are these?
 
Are they filters of some type? Is the clear plastic just the cases?

BlueIntegral Nov13-12 12:21 AM

Re: What kind of optics are these?
 
Yeah, those are just the cases I got them in.

Bobbywhy Nov13-12 04:14 AM

Re: What kind of optics are these?
 
Drakkith is correct: they look like dichroic filters. It's likely they are used in Nd-YAG lasers. Here is another for sale:

Continuum Part No: 105-0022, Rev. F
http://www.bmius.com/p-31144-continu...1-damaged.aspx

Cheers,
Bobbywhy

Andy Resnick Nov13-12 12:37 PM

Re: What kind of optics are these?
 
Quote:

Quote by BlueIntegral (Post 4157119)
I got these for a couple dollars at an electronics flea market. They look like maybe some kind of dichroic lens, but I don't know. Can anyone help identify them? Did I get a good deal for a couple bucks?

Here's the first one.
The side has printed on it: 110-0006-RD CVI 211020

Here's one side of the next one:

The top of the case has a sticker that says
Continuum
Part No:
105-0022, Rev. F
S/N: 2213+2214

I don't know much about optics, but I have a HeNe laser and thought these might be fun to play with. I'd be much obliged to anyone who can help identify.

They are likely dielectric filters- CVI is now part of Melles Griot, and they did a lot of optical coatings. An item similar to the last one turned up here:

http://www.bmius.com/p-31144-continu...1-damaged.aspx

Was it a good deal? I guess that depends on if you think it was a good deal or not :) Have fun!


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