Retuning Solid State Laser on SLA-3500's and 5000's

From: Monica & Glenn Whiteside (
Date: Tue Jun 02 1998 - 04:54:19 EEST

Dear rp-ml:

Just a quick informal survey,

How many SLA-3500 and SLA-5000 users have had to have their lasers "retuned"
(reorient the laser crystal due to a burnt spot) and if so, how many hours were on the laser when this was done?

The laser power on our SLA-5000 was around 247 mW in March, 1998 (first month of operation). In the past 2 weeks it has dropped down to 210 mW and is slowly dropping. The laser hours are around 1,600.
I'm curious to see what other users are experiencing.


Glenn Whiteside
Cessna Aircraft


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