Physics Dept. Demonstration Manual

DOP28 - Open Laser


To allow an observer to see the lase tube of an operating He-Ne laser.

  • He-Ne laser with the upper half of the metal enclosure replaced with a lucite enclosure


The lucite enclosure is not as strong as the original aluminum enclosure. Please handle the modified laser with due care.



The laser can be operated in the normal fashion. The lucite cover allows the instructor to point out the key components for the light production.