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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

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

Helium-neon lasers

"He-ne's" range from $200-1000 and have relatively small output power.

Melles Griot
1770 Kettering Street
Irvine, CA 92714
Phone: +1 (714) 261-5600

Holo-Spectra Inc.
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 supplies: $60.

Argon and mixed gas lasers

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
853 Brown Road
Fremont, CA 94539
Phone: +1 (510) 651-0110, fax: 651-1690

Coherent Inc.
P.O. Box 10321
Palo Alto, CA
Phone: +1 (415) 493-2111

1250 W. Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA. 94039
Phone: +1 (415) 961-2550

Refurbished lasers

Cambridge Lasers Laboratories (see address above)

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.

Holo-Spectra Inc. (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 Spectra’s and Coherent’s. 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.

Complete laser projection systems

Laserworld AG
Kreuzlingerstr. 5, 8574 Lengwil, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)71 67780-80


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