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  6741   Fri Jun 1 10:00:03 2012 steveOmnistructureGeneral40m Wireless Network

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Mike Pedraza came by today to install a new wireless network router configured for the 40m lab network.  It has a 'secret' SSID i.e. not meant for public use outside the lab.  You can look up the password and network name on the rack.  Pictures below show the location of the labels.

40m_Wifi.png

 Mike P swapped in a new network router Linksys E1000

  6744   Fri Jun 1 18:07:32 2012 steveUpdateSUSOplevs servo values

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For some reason the state of the oplevs is completely different for almost every suspension.  They have different sets of filters in the bank, and different filters engaged.  wtf?  How did this happen?  Is this correct?  Do we expect that the state of the oplevs should be different on all the different suspensions?  I wouldn't have thought so.

I discovered this because the PRM is unstable with the oplevs engaged.  I don't think it was yesterday.  Is something hidden changing the oplev settings?

 As of February 23, 2012 when oplev PIT and YAW transfer functions were taken

 

OPLEV SERVO 300^ 2:0 BR ELP RLP RES GAIN QPD counts OD mm           
                   
ETMY pit 300^ 2:0 BR 35 80 0.5 -1.5 15,500 ~1  
ETMY yaw 300^ 2:0 BR 35 80 0.6 -1.0      
ETMX pit 300^ 2:0 BR 35 80 0.5 0.5 1,500 ~1.5  
ETMX yaw 300^ 2:0 BR 35 80 0.6 1.0      
ITMY pit 300^ 2:0 BR   80   2.0 15,000 ~2.5  
ITMY yaw 300^ 2:0 BR   80   -4.0      
ITMX pit 300^ 2:0 BR   80   1.0 1,350 ~1.5  
ITMX yaw 300^ 2:0 BR   80   -2.0      
BS pit 300^ 2:0 BR 50     0.5 3,500 ~1  
BS yaw 300^ 2:0   50   3.3 -1.0      
PRM pit 300^ 2:0 BR     3.3 1.0 4,000 ~2  
PRM yaw 300^ 2:0 BR 35   3.3,  4 -0.5      
SRM pit 300^ 2:0 BR 40     -2.0 2,600 ~2.5  
SRM yaw 300^ 2:0 BR 40     2.0      

 

  6752   Tue Jun 5 09:32:12 2012 steveUpdateSUSPRM oscillation

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The PRM oplev servo was left on and it was driving this oscillation overnight.

  6753   Tue Jun 5 09:44:14 2012 steveUpdatePSLref cavity ion pump must be pumped

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The ref cavity ion pump was running at 7.7kV instead of 5kV

This Digitel SPC-1 20 l/s ion pump should be running at 5kV

 I noticed that the ion pump was turned off.

It was turned ON. It showed 0.00 microA at 5kV  The current display is not sensitive enough. There must be some small outgassing or leak. It adds up if we stop pumping.

We want to keep the reference cavity in pristine condition. It required the ion pump running all times.

  6754   Tue Jun 5 14:17:14 2012 steveUpdatePEMair cond maintenance

 

 Air conditioning maintenance is scheduled for tomorrow from 8 to 11am

  6764   Wed Jun 6 09:27:09 2012 steveUpdateSUSPRM damping restored

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What not to do:

The PRM oplev servo was left on and it was driving this oscillation overnight.

 Oplev servo turned off and sus damping restored. What is kicking up the PRM?

  6765   Wed Jun 6 14:17:56 2012 steveUpdateComputersiMac ordered

Rana, Steve,

 


from Apple Store on line

  • $2,139.00

27-inch iMac

  • Part number: Z0M6

Configuration

  • 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
  • 16GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x4GB
  • 1TB Serial ATA Drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512MB GDDR5
  • Apple Mouse
  • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (English) & User's Guide
  • Accessory Kit
  6766   Wed Jun 6 14:36:58 2012 steveUpdateSUSETMY oplev work finished

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 The typical sign of a dying gas laser is that it glows for a few minutes only. The power supplies are fine.

Two new  JDS - Uniphase 1103P lasers ( NT64-104 )  arriving on Monday, May 21

 Yesterday I swapped in new He/Ne laser with output power 3.5 mW  The return spot on qpd is large ~6mm in diameter and 20,500 counts

The spot size reduction require similar layout as ETMX oplev.

 The oplev path is relayed and the spot size on the qpd is reduced. I still have to clean up and replace "Miki Mouse" lens holder.

 Late entry for Monday morning June 4, 2012

Cables were stress relieved. Cable entry - exit ports enlarged. Air gaps were minimized.

  6781   Thu Jun 7 08:12:20 2012 steveUpdateSUSPRM is still oscillating

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What not to do:

The PRM oplev servo was left on and it was driving this oscillation overnight.

 Oplev servo turned off and sus damping restored. What is kicking up the PRM?

 The PRM oscillation stopped by turnig off oplev servo.

Do not turn Oplev Servo on when PRM is missaligned !

 

  6782   Thu Jun 7 09:52:05 2012 steveUpdatePEMair cond maintenance

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 Air conditioning maintenance is scheduled for tomorrow from 8 to 11am

 Jeff checked and  replaced filters  as needed. Job completed this morning.

  6790   Fri Jun 8 15:24:08 2012 steveUpdateVACRGA scan at day 276 and pressure plots

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We tried not to open chambers above 10,000 particles of 0.5 micron cf/min

New items going in:                       2 rasor beam traps, 5 badly oxidized old silver plated  setscrew with spring loaded tips......to be replaced in the future, viton tips for eq screws....some are lose, gold plated allen wrench installed at ITMX bottom, reglued magnet on ITMX

Bad hardware things found:          nylon ball "locking elements" on OSEM locking set screws with screwdriver  slot, lose  1064 nm filter on OSEM pd

 40m - pumpdown 71- maglev pumping speed - at day 276........all normal

  6791   Mon Jun 11 09:37:16 2012 steveUpdateIOOPMC locked

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IOO Angle & IOO Position QPDs centered.

 PMC trend of 400 and 1200 days

The Innolight 2W based PSL- IOO was implemented in the ~ summer of 2010

 The PMC was locked and the MC followed intantly

  6804   Tue Jun 12 16:33:32 2012 steveUpdateSUSPRM oplevs servo ON for confirmation

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Yuta claims he fixed the PRM oplev by centering it the other day, but no one has left it on and watched it for a long while, to make sure it's okay.  We watched it now for ~2 min, and it was good, but we're leaving the oplevs off anyway for the night.  Tomorrow we should restore PRM (it's currently restored), turn on the oplevs, and let it sit to make sure it doesn't go crazy.

 

 PRM oplev servo was turned on with PITgain 0.5  and YAWgain  -0.7

Note: gain settings were PIT  1.0  and  YAW --0.5   on Jun 1, 2012 that I measured Feb 23, 2012

  6805   Tue Jun 12 17:04:55 2012 steveUpdateSUSPRM oplevs servo is still bad

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Yuta claims he fixed the PRM oplev by centering it the other day, but no one has left it on and watched it for a long while, to make sure it's okay.  We watched it now for ~2 min, and it was good, but we're leaving the oplevs off anyway for the night.  Tomorrow we should restore PRM (it's currently restored), turn on the oplevs, and let it sit to make sure it doesn't go crazy.

 

 PRM oplev servo was turned on with PITgain 0.5  and YAWgain  -0.7

Note: gain settings were PIT  1.0  and  YAW --0.5   on Jun 1, 2012 that I measured Feb 23, 2012

 It is still oscillating. Gains turned down to zero.

  6814   Wed Jun 13 11:19:05 2012 steveUpdateSUSIDC receptacles clamped

The MC_ IDC 64 pin cables from sat. amplifiers to junction-interface-board towards  whitening - dewhitening at the back of rack 1 X 5 are finally  clamped with

All other sus cables of the same kind have the correct short latch arm to lock them in for reliable contact.

  6844   Thu Jun 21 09:01:18 2012 steveUpdateSTACISthe resurrection of STACIS -surf

There is a small wood cabinet under the south end flow bench, labeled STACIS.

Unit is complete with extension cards and cables.

  6845   Thu Jun 21 09:10:08 2012 steveUpdatePEMflow bench must be running all times

The south end flow bench HEPA filter should be run all times. You can turn it off for a measurement or two but remember we are storing clean optics there.

The zero count bench will reach  room particle count  ~ 10,000 in one minute.

  6848   Thu Jun 21 15:00:55 2012 steveUpdateSAFETYSURFs 2012 safety training

Masha, Eric, Yaakov, Liz and Sasha received 40m specific basic safety training.

  6860   Sat Jun 23 18:44:15 2012 steveUpdateGeneralpower surge has no effect on the lab

I was notified by CIT Utilities that there was a power surge or short power outage this after noon.

Lab conditions are normal:  c1ioo is down.  The south arm AC was off......I turned it back on.

  6864   Mon Jun 25 08:21:40 2012 steveUpdateGeneralAC power disturbance on Sat

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I was notified by CIT Utilities that there was a power surge or short power outage this after noon.

Lab conditions are normal:  c1ioo is down.  The south arm AC was off......I turned it back on.

 

             CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

                 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

                 UTILITY & SERVICE INTERRUPTION

 

**PLEASE POST**

 

Building:         CAMPUS

 

Date:             Saturday, June 23, 2012

 

Time:             3:46 P.M.

 

Interruption:     Electrical Power Disturbance

 

Contact:          Tom Brennan, x-625-395-4984    

 

*The City of Pasadena Water & Power Department had a 34,000-volt line event on Saturday June 23 at 3:46 p.m.  This caused a city wide disturbance on the power grid.  The Campus did not lose electrical power.  However, the disturbance may have affected sensitive electronic equipment.

(If there is a problem with this Interruption, please notify the Service Center X-4717 or the above Contact as soon as possible.

If no response is received we will proceed with the interruption.)

         

                        Jerry Thompson,

                        Interim Director of Campus Operations & Maintenance

 

  6894   Fri Jun 29 11:02:00 2012 steveUpdateVACthe vent is at 500 torr

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 Steve, Yuta and Jamie

Jam nuts were checked and oplev servos were turned off. Sus summery is below with strain gauge values. Are the strain gauge values have any meaning when the PZT contorrels are off??????????????????

  6895   Fri Jun 29 13:11:31 2012 steveUpdateVAC40m IFO at atm

 The 4 hrs vent plot at 3 torr/min rate.

Nitrogen was used from 1e-6 torr to 35 torr  at intake pressure 14 PSI

The rest was filled with 5 cylinders of Instrument Grade Air at intake pressure 14 PSI

We can start opening chamber at 3 pm today

 

  6898   Sat Jun 30 18:31:38 2012 steveUpdateIOOinput telescope beam clipping on Faraday

  We could set up a simple pick  off after the Faraday  and bring it  out the north window of IOO chamber. No monitor needed, just take the cover off when you want to see it.

Most people have no idea how to get the MC through the F

  6906   Tue Jul 3 17:23:50 2012 steveUpdateVACpumpdown completed

Vacuum Normal State is reached in 9 hours.  CC1 =  2e-5 Torr

Aux dry pump #3 is still running.  The RGA is not pumped yet.

  6927   Fri Jul 6 08:38:04 2012 steveUpdateComputerstime out

Why do we have these timing blanks?

  6929   Fri Jul 6 09:27:40 2012 steveUpdateVAC4 days at atm

 I'm looking for some movement indicators of the vent-pump down events.

 

  6930   Fri Jul 6 09:52:35 2012 steveUpdateVACpump down hick up

 I can not understand what really happened here with CC1 gauge or there was really a pressure glitch.

 

attachment 1,  pump down day 3 with 4th of July fireworks in the lab

attachment 2,  before and after vent in 9 days

 

 

  6959   Wed Jul 11 11:18:21 2012 steveUpdatePEMmore seismic noise next week
 
   The fabricators of the big flume in the CES lab have begun testing the sediment feed system which is the noisiest component and plan to test off and on during the day for the next week.
   Please let me know if you detect the noise or have any issues.
 
 
Brian Fuller

phone: 626-395-2465

  6970   Thu Jul 12 16:27:04 2012 steveUpdateVACdrypump changed

TP2  dry_pump was changed at intake pressure 982 mTorr at 84,889 hrs  This seal hold up for one year.

The rebuilt  pump seal performing well at 28 mTorr

  7044   Fri Jul 27 14:28:36 2012 steveUpdateVACcold cathode gauges

Our cold cathode 423 gauges are 10 years old. They get insulated by age and show no ionization current.  We should replace them at the next vent. I'm buying 4 at $317ea

 

  7047   Mon Jul 30 09:00:18 2012 steveUpdatePSLPMC is still not fixed

The PMC was locking right the way, but it's transmission would not go up.  Finally I get it back up by moving the "sticky" DC Gain slider up and down a few times.

  7051   Mon Jul 30 15:49:16 2012 steveUpdateVACcc1 switched

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Our cold cathode 423 gauges are 10 years old. They get insulated by age and show no ionization current.  We should replace them at the next vent. I'm buying 4 at $317ea

 

 We have two CC1 gauges at the pump spool. One is in vertical position and the spare is in horizontal. Today I switched the cable from vertical to horizontal CC1

This one is reading higher pressure. It is an old dirty gauge. It may trigger the RGA protection when it's reading goes above 1e-5 torr

The real pressure is 2e-6 torr

  7056   Tue Jul 31 08:01:22 2012 steveUpdateVACcc1 switched

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Our cold cathode 423 gauges are 10 years old. They get insulated by age and show no ionization current.  We should replace them at the next vent. I'm buying 4 at $317ea

 

 We have two CC1 gauges at the pump spool. One is in vertical position and the spare is in horizontal. Today I switched the cable from vertical to horizontal CC1

This one is reading higher pressure. It is an old dirty gauge. It may trigger the RGA protection when it's reading goes above 1e-5 torr

The real pressure is 2e-6 torr

 cc1h spikes closed VM1 last night. VM1 is opened.

  7071   Wed Aug 1 16:38:46 2012 steveUpdateSUSspare SRMU 03 optic moved

SOS optics prepared to be hanged are moved from the South Flow Bench to S15 Clean Cabinet.

SRMU 03 (1-25-2010) specification summery E080460-05-D,  older vintage SRM 01 and PRM 02 (need more specification)

There was one  NOT MARKED SOS with two broken magnets on its face. This is labeled ???

 

This was done to prepare clean space for TIP-TILT drive- test set up.

The existing cable from 1X5 can reach only to the south end:  from whitening filter to satelite amp.  This will be good for future test of suspensions.

We need to make new cable from 1 X 1 to the south end = 40m long

  7087   Mon Aug 6 07:59:33 2012 steveUpdateSUSPRM oplevs servo is still bad

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Yuta claims he fixed the PRM oplev by centering it the other day, but no one has left it on and watched it for a long while, to make sure it's okay.  We watched it now for ~2 min, and it was good, but we're leaving the oplevs off anyway for the night.  Tomorrow we should restore PRM (it's currently restored), turn on the oplevs, and let it sit to make sure it doesn't go crazy.

 

 PRM oplev servo was turned on with PITgain 0.5  and YAWgain  -0.7

Note: gain settings were PIT  1.0  and  YAW --0.5   on Jun 1, 2012 that I measured Feb 23, 2012

 It is still oscillating. Gains turned down to zero.

 Earthquake test our suspensions            PRM damping restored.             Oplev servo gains turned to zero.

  7088   Mon Aug 6 09:46:31 2012 steveUpdateIOOpoweroutage turns laser off

. Power outage turned off the PSL Innolight laser on Sunday afternoon.  It  was turned back on and  locked happily right on. The green lasers were not effected.

 

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

                 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

            UTILITY & SERVICE INTERRUPTION

 

**PLEASE POST**

 

Building:         CAMPUS WIDE     

 

Date:             SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012          

 

Time:             3:41 PM          

 

Interruption:     ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION

  

Contact:          MIKE ANCHONDO, X-4999, OR TOM BRENNAN, X-4984      

 

* THIS PAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON ABOUT 3:40 PM, PASADENA WATER AND POWER

 EXPERIENCED A FAULT ON THEIR POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.  THIS CAUSED

  A SEVERE VOLTAGE SAG WHICH AFFECTED THE CALTECH CAMPUS. THE FAULT WAS

  NOT ON A CALTECH CIRCUIT.

 

(If there is a problem with this Interruption, please notify

the Service Center X-4717 or the above Contact as soon as possible.

If no response is received we will proceed with the interruption.)

        

                        Jerry Thompson,

                        Interim Director of Campus Operations & Maintenance

 

 

  7089   Mon Aug 6 10:53:32 2012 steveUpdateVACstatus: vauum normal

 

 The power outage did not have any effect on the vacuum system.  I had to open VM1 to the RGA because of flaky CC1 cold cathode gauge fluctuations.

We are running on the vertically positioned CC1 again.

Note: rga scans with closed VM1 are back ground scans.

  7091   Mon Aug 6 16:48:43 2012 steveUpdateSUSSRM oplev is clipping

The SRM oplev beam is clipping.

  7106   Tue Aug 7 16:11:23 2012 steveUpdateSUSoptical table box wall proposal

 Sanwiched wall as shown: 1" clear acrylic, 2 layers of 0.004" thick "window tint", 1 layer of  0.007" thermashield and  0.125" yellow acrylic

Visibility: 70 %,    Transmission of 1064 nm  2-3 % at 0-50 degrees incident  power density 0.7 W/mm2

Max power 100 mW

        

  7154   Sun Aug 12 01:21:26 2012 steveUpdateSAFETYexit door left unlocked

Caltech security called me at 1am Sunday. Control room emergency exit door was found unlocked!

It is your responsibility to lock door if you unlocked it !

 

  7160   Mon Aug 13 15:31:09 2012 steveUpdateGenerallarger optical tables at the ends

I'm proposing larger optical tables at the ends to avoid the existing overcrowding. This would allow the initial pointing and optical level beams to set up correctly.

The existing table is 4 x 2 would be replaced by 4' x 3'   We would lose only ~3" space  toward exist door.

I'm working on the new ACRYLIC TABLE COVER for each end that will cost around $4k ea.  The new cover should fit the larger table.

Let me know what you think.

  7194   Wed Aug 15 16:01:47 2012 steveUpdateGenerallarger optical tables at the ends ?

The drawing of the 4' x 2'  table cover can be seen at entry  #6190 The new proposed wall #7106  The yellow acrylic would be ~ 0.25" thick and it will be the inside. It is not shown on the drawing.

Question remaining: should get a larger table 4' x 3' as outlined by red lines and make new cover to fit this

The oplev beam path needs larger incident angle to get in and out of the chamber: REMOVE BOTTLENECK for easy traffic

Moving the existing table closer to ETMY chamber - as Jamie suggested-  would help but there is no room for this solution.

The larger table solve this issue and leave more room for initial pointing, arm transmitted and future experiments.

Other benefits: no tube to make between table and chamber. It is easier to make the the larger box air tight.

The new isolation box with feed through, cover, seals will cost $4-5K ea

 

 

  7248   Wed Aug 22 11:41:20 2012 steveUpdateGeneralgrout plate for optical table at the ends

Reinforced concrete grout plate for existing carbon steel stands at the ends.

 

  7458   Mon Oct 1 17:03:01 2012 steveUpdateSUSETMY oplev relayed

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 The typical sign of a dying gas laser is that it glows for a few minutes only. The power supplies are fine.

Two new  JDS - Uniphase 1103P lasers ( NT64-104 )  arriving on Monday, May 21

 Yesterday I swapped in new He/Ne laser with output power 3.5 mW  The return spot on qpd is large ~6mm in diameter and 20,500 counts

The spot size reduction require similar layout as ETMX oplev.

 The oplev path is relayed and the spot size on the qpd is reduced. I still have to clean up and replace "Miki Mouse" lens holder.

There was no IP-ANG coming out of the chamber at this time!

 I did relayed the oplev path with new  f 500 mm lens

  7538   Fri Oct 12 16:59:26 2012 steveUpdateSUSTT PITCH damping

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 We can only decide the need of pitch damping when the coils are activated.

Could you tell us why? Are you thinking about induced current damping?

      I  was wrong The instability will be the same when the coils are actuated.

  7544   Mon Oct 15 08:08:33 2012 steveUpdateSUSPRM damping restored

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Yuta claims he fixed the PRM oplev by centering it the other day, but no one has left it on and watched it for a long while, to make sure it's okay.  We watched it now for ~2 min, and it was good, but we're leaving the oplevs off anyway for the night.  Tomorrow we should restore PRM (it's currently restored), turn on the oplevs, and let it sit to make sure it doesn't go crazy.

 

 PRM oplev servo was turned on with PITgain 0.5  and YAWgain  -0.7

Note: gain settings were PIT  1.0  and  YAW --0.5   on Jun 1, 2012 that I measured Feb 23, 2012

 It is still oscillating. Gains turned down to zero.

 Earthquake test our suspensions            PRM damping restored.             Oplev servo gains turned to zero.

 The PRM damping restored. Oplev  PIT gain  0.15 and YAW  gain   -0.3 turned to zero.

  7652   Thu Nov 1 08:48:42 2012 steveUpdateAlignmentprogress, then setback - trend of BS table shift

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  But these jumps in the OSEMs are all at the level of 10-20 microns. Seems like that wouldn't be enough to account for anything; 20 microns / (pend length) ~ 50-60 microradians.

 BS table and suspensions are fine.

  7831   Fri Dec 14 09:05:04 2012 steveUpdatePEMTT after eq 6.1

 

 SRM, ITMY and MC3 moved some what, but how are the TT? It may worth looking at them before we vent.

  8240   Wed Mar 6 11:33:09 2013 steveUpdateSAFETYsafety audit 2013

 

                                                 Recommended correction list:

1,  refill- upgrade first aid boxes

2,  maintain 18" ceiling to bookshelf clearance so the ceiling fire sprinklers are not blocked: room 101

3,  label chilled water supply & return valves in IFO room

4,  calibrate bake room hoods annually

5,  update safety sign at fenced storage

 

              40m still to do list:

1,   clean and measure all safety glasses

2,   annual crane inspection is scheduled for 8am March 19, 1013

3,   make PSL encloser shelf earthquake proof

 

Do you see something that is not safe? Add it to this list please.

 

 

  8287   Wed Mar 13 16:04:24 2013 steveUpdateSAFETYlaser safety glasses checked

 All safety glasses were cleaned in soapy water by Bob. I measured their transmission at 1064 nm, 150 mW,  beam diameter 1.5 mm  They are in working order, no transmission.

 Inventory:

10 pieces of KG-5, fit over, from Laser Safety

 4 pieces of KG-5, std size, from Drever Lab, best visibility

 1 piece of KG-5 coated for visible, std size, from Kentek

15 pieces of green-plastic LOTG-YAG, fit over, from UVEX

 7 pieces of green-plastic B-D+S 137, std areo fit, from Sperian

 3 pieces of green-plastic, old Thorlab, fit over

 2 pieces of green-plastic, fit over, from Laservision

 8 pieces of braun- plastic, fit over, for green & IR protection, from UVEX & Thorlabs

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