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Copper Vapor Laser UpdateHeya Keymaster, your ‘nick/screenname’ is that of an old friends! :) The laser isn’t that expensive to construct, and I could have done it much more cheaply for a CuCl/CuBr version. If you spend more than 500USD on this laser I would be surprised. All of the components for a generic CuCl/CuBr laser are pretty basic and don’t require a large investment at all.

I am still in the process of building it, and have met some difficulties as the metal lining for my tube furnace warped and now will no longer meet smoothly. This could be avoided by any number of alternate methods of construction, and I may try to find a solution for this furnace, but for the CuBr/CuCl version I will probably go with a much simpler design involving just the wool and endcaps with no ceramic mortar.

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