There are a fair number of Laser Optics kits for classrooms on the market, but most of them are design for only a few purposes in demonstrating the properties of optics, lasers, and the like. The United Scientific Laser Optics Demonstrator works as a comprehensive optical demonstration system.
The core of the Demonstrator is a built-in He-Ne (Helium-Neon) laser. Unlike budget systems that may use a LED Laser (which can produce square shaped target dots). In addition the set includes a deflection system, ray optics board, and 30 optical quality glass components on carriers, three magnetic base supports and mechanical stage for wave optics.
The He-Ne laser is mounted horizontally in the demonstrator and the beam is diverted up towards the five mirrors. Each of these mirrors is only partially aluminized so that a fraction of the beam is deflected onto the white optics board to create a ray bundle.
On the white board is a 360 degree graduated table for measurement. The table has a knob on the back of the board so that it can be rotated. In the dead center of the table is a mount where the various glass optical components can be mounted – Demonstration lenes (convex, concave) prisms, mirrors and other optical instruments. Fiber optics are also included.
In addition to these optical ray systems the Laser Optics Demonstrator can be used for several light wave experiments. The base holds the various magnetic base supports that are included with the demonstrator. These components include lenses, polarizers, an air wedge, bi-prism, interference apertures, obstacles. Many interference and diffraction experiments can be performed with these components. The laser is bright enough that most experiments can be held in a bright room, but extended patterns or diffractions may require darkening.
The entire Laser Optics Demonstrator comes in a metal carrying case that measures 15″ x 15″ x 13″.
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