The companies listed below are but a small number of the many
providers. Check using a search engine, or a laser magazine buyers' guide, for a more complete list.
Solid-state lasers include diode lasers and
diode-pumped lasers (also known as DPSS lasers). Prices range from
$20 to $20,000 or more, depending on the wavelength and power level.
Today, most companies are using solid-state lasers for lightshow
applications, rather than the other kinds of lasers mentioned below.
Changchun New Industries Optoelectronics Tech.
Co., Ltd. (CNI)
No.668 Chuangxin Road, High-tech Zone, Changchun 130012, China
Phone: +86-431 87025016, fax: +86-431 87020258
"He-ne's" range from $200-1000 and have
relatively small output power.
1770 Kettering Street
Irvine, CA 92714
Phone: +1 (714) 261-5600
7742B Gloria Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone: +1 (818)
994-9577, fax (818) 994-4709
As of February 1998, they have surplus OEM Melles
Griot cylindrical heads with apertures and Alden connectors; as well as Laser Drive power
supplies for the heads. Heads: 3-4 mw for $70, 4-6 mw for $100, and 6-8 mw for $150. Power
These more useful lasers range from $3,000-15,000
for medium power, and $6,000-30,000 for high power. (Due to this expense, many
lower-budget light show companies buy used or reconditioned argon and mixed gas lasers
from resale companies.)
Cambridge Lasers Laboratories
Fremont, CA 94539
Phone: +1 (510) 651-0110, fax: 651-1690
P.O. Box 10321
Phone: +1 (415) 493-2111
1250 W. Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA. 94039
Phone: +1 (415) 961-2550
Cambridge Lasers Laboratories (see address
HHR Lasers Inc.
14306 Puritas Ave.,
Cleveland, OH 44135
Phone: (216) 476-1433
Thirty years experience in laser science.
Refurbish, repair and upgrade laser tubes, laser heads, power
supplies, cables. Specializing in argon, krypton, mixed gas, HeCd
and HeNe. Will buy used or dead laser systems. Consulting,
diagnostic and set-up service.
(see address above)
Holo-Spectra was the first ion laser
refurbishing company. They offer refurbished argon, krypton, and whitelight mixed-gas
lasers, all with one-year warranties. A full range is supported, starting with small
air-cooled models up to large frame 25W Spectras and Coherents. Parts,
repairs, and power supplies are also available. Their most popular model is the Spectra
Physics 168/164 whitelight with a warrantied 3.5W of power (though often as high as 5W)
for $14,400. In addition, they also rent lasers for events around the world.
Kreuzlingerstr. 5, 8574 Lengwil, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)71 67780-80