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This is a snapshot of the bulk of the primary bookmark file I use with Firefox. I strive to keep it up to date but regrettably, this is about as possible as keeping up to date with all the free magazines that come my way. With so many Web sites coming and going and changing it is inevitable that some, if not many of the URLs here will result in "404 missing" errors. I am resigned to this for individuals on mom-and-pop ISPs. However, there really is no excuse when large companies change their Web site organization and don't provide an easy way to locate the replacement page for those that have disappeared. Some do but many don't seem to care if you find them or not. What kind of good business practice is that? Suppose your favorite store moved in the middle of the night and didn't provide a forwarding address? Even the U.S. Postal Service will forward your mail for several months. Out of courtesy, Web sites should do this with Web site addresses as well. Many do, but certainly not the majority! Perhaps I should add a "404 Hall of Shame"!

But the best way for you to help is when you find dead links, use the Feedback Form on the main ToC page to tell me about it! Then, I'll either remove them or locate the replacement Web site(s). Simply whining about how your valuable time has been wasted due to dead links is not being constructive. :)

The file currently used here is a copy of the raw Firefox bookmarks.html with embedded icons stripped out. It is simply inserted into the sambook.htm wrapper. So, the actual HTML is a bit uglier than desired and there is no table of contents but it's not much larger than necessary. Eventually I'll have a script that beautifies it but for now, this is a much easier to keep up to date as links come and go than what I used to do. Don't ask. :)

The bookmarks, below, are divided into major categories and sometimes further sub-divided but not too deeply. I apologize for the organization (or relative lack thereof). Maybe someday I will reformat this stuff using fancy HTML tables and add meaningful descriptions of each entry. Then again, maybe pigs will fly. :-) This version is pretty clean but I don't guarantee that for the subsequent ones - I 'processed' it mostly by hand (well, OK, I did use a computer!) with some help from GNU EMACS. What is really needed is a SED or PERL script (or something) to do that automatically. I promise get to that first thing after the pigs start flying. :)

Sam's Neat, Nifty, and Handy Bookmarks Links

Sci.Electronics FAQ Sites

Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ (USA-SC,
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Main ToC (USA-SC,
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Link Page (Verizon,SG)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (USA-PA-E1,SG)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (USA-PA-E2,SG)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (USA-PA-W,GS)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (USA-CA-1,EIO)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (USA,CA-2,WW)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (USA-IL-1,DG)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (USA,IL-2,WW)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (USA-NH,TQ)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (USA-NY-1,JA)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (USA-NY-2,DN)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (CA-1, Canada)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (DE-1, Germany. DB)
Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ Mirror (DE-2, Germany, LN)

General Tech Tips/FAQs

AA4DF's Electronics Repair (VCR, TV, Audio, Ham Radio)
AllPinouts - Connectors, cables and adapters pinouts
Carlsen Electronics - Includes tips on some specific equipment
The Unusual Diode FAQ
AnaTek Corp. - FAQ for Electronic Repair Professionals (Search Form)
AnaTek Corp. - Monitor & Terminal Repair Databases
AnaTek Corp.- VCR, TV, Monitor Tech Tips, etc.
Bucks County Tech School AV Technology - Tech-tips
Electrical and Electronic Message Boards (Industry Community)
Electronix Corp. - Repair World - Subscription Tech Tips
Electronics Info Digger - Electronic fault and component database search
Electronics Repair Downloads - Tips, software, links, information, references, more
Electronics Repair Links - 390+ links to Web site with schematics, forums, tech-tips, more
Electronic Repair Tips - - Electronics repair, service manual and schematics diagram.
Electronics Search FAQ -
Electronics Search FAQ -
Electronics Search FAQ -
Electronic Servicing Links
EURAS - TV Video Repair Tips - Manuals, tech tips database for service technicians and engineers - Forum for specific consumer product problems.
Randy Fromm - Technical Library
How to mend it .com - Forums for a variety of home appliance and electronics
KDTV (Indiana Wholesale Electronics) - Manuals, tech forums, parts database, etc.
Intrepid Video TV Repair Home Page - Includes tips, links, downloads
Diverse Devices (UK) - Service manuals, more.
ALL Technical Tips - Several repair bulletin boards.
Home Theater Hot Links
Monitor Repair Info-Center - Some info, per repair charge.
Service Engineers Forum (UK) - Some tech-tips for TVs, VCRs, other A/V equipment
Electronics Search FAQ - Pointer
Troubleshooters.Com - Links to all sorts of repair info
WESTEC Electronics (Links, Tech Tips)

Electronics Info, Links, Schematics

Amateur Radio Sites

ARRL - American Radio Relay League
B.A.D.A.R.C. Homepage
Bill's Ham Radio WWW Server (Bill, NJ7P)
G4FGQ - Free radio/EE computer programs
HamQuest On-line Auction
Ham Radio Links (Max-Gain Systems)
Houston Amateur Television Society
The RAC Event Database for fleamarkets, hamfests, courses, etc.
Raymond Sarrio Co. - Full serivce amateur radio site
SolderSmoke -- A podcast for electronic homebrewers!
WA2ISE's Home Page of Radios


Cadence Design Systems
DesignWorks Home Page
Simbología Electrónica / Electronic Symbols
Wire and Cable Related CAD Programs (Mogami)

Electronically Known (from publications)

Don Lancaster's GURU'S LAIR home page
Bob Pease - What's All This Homepage Stuff, Anyhow?

Electronics/Technology Links

Circuit Central - Circuits, basics, links, more
CADI-Search The Radio and Electronic searching engine
Gelabs circuits - Electronic Schematic Diagrams
DonTronics - PIC and other electronics links.
EngResource Electronic Design Engineers Reference
Electronics Links - Roy Schmaus (
Electronic/Ham Radio Link (
Electronic Servicing Links - Engineering Resources Online
Satcure Electronics Links
Science/Electronics Links
Steve Saroff Electonic Data, Hobby and Tutorial Links

General Electronics Web Pages

British Amateur Electronics Club Archive
Build a 1000 MHz RF Spectrum Analyzer Inexpensively
Build Your Own Arcade Controls FAQ
Bunker of DOOM - Electronics, amateur radio, computers, much more.
Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ - Battery manufacturers. brand names, references and information links
Cathode Corner - home of the Scope Clock
Circuit Simulator Applet
Delabs circuits - Electronic Schematic Diagrams
DVG's Electronics Pages - Old computers and other interesting stuff
ECMA - Standardizing Information and Communication Systems
EIO Forum Index - Hyper Email discussion groups and more
Electronics - Projects, links, articles, more
Electronics For U - magazine, links, etc.
Electronics 2000 - Baisc info, links, classifieds, etc.
Electronics Hobby (Stephen M. Powell)
Tomi Engdahl - Electronics Info Links Page
Measuring Capacitor ESR and Inductance
Mike's Electric Stuff
Freecycle - Get broken stuff free (among other things!)
Jim Lux's Website - High voltage, lightning, radio. nuclear, etc. - Hardware and software resources
Tesla, Edison, etc. Power Electronics Articles (Ignore the Ads)
Todo Electrónica: página principal (Spanish) - Info, schematics, more.
Transistor Article (Bruce Carsten)
Transistor Museum Construction Projects Point Contact Germanium Western Electric Vintage Historic Semiconductors Photos Alloy Junction Oral History
Mr. Transistor: Home Page
Video Animation Hardware
Seattle Robotics Society
Richard Steven Walz's WWW Home Page
Wenzel Associates, Inc. Home Page

High Voltage Sites/Info

Brent's High Voltage Page
R. E. Beverly III and Associates - HV and other links
High Voltage Association
High Voltage Experimenter's Handbook (Jim Lux)
High Voltage Stuff (Blackburn)
The Lightning Stalker - Tesla coils, strobes, other HV projects
Marx Generators (Jim Lux)
Ness Engineering HV and Pulsed Power Related Links
Tesla, Tesla Coils, Jacob's Ladder, High Voltage
Snock's High Voltage Page
Tesla Coil Ring
Tesla Coil Mailing List
Tesla Coils Safety Information - (
Tesla Technology Research
Transistorized Tesla Coil (EN, August 1997

Schematics and Circuit Links

Analog Innovations - Spice models, circuits
Antique Telephone Diagram Page
BOMARC Services - Reverse engineered schematics
Bowden's Hobby Circuits
Circuit Central - Many electronic circuits
Circuit Cookbook Archive (
Discover Circuits - free electronic circuits, schematics, diagrams, designs
Eagan Technical Services, Inc. - Reverse engineered schematics, more.
EE Circuits Archive Home Page
Electronic Circuits (Aaron Cake)
Electronic Circuits for the Hobbyist (VA3AVR)
Electronic Projects (randylinscott)
Electronics Projects - Descriptions and schematics for a variety of projects, tips, more
Tomi Engdali's - Electronics info page
Tomi Engdahl - Neat Electronics, circuits, etc.
FC's Electronic Circuits - A/V & Misc Pinouts
Harri7673 - Schematics, Links
Kazuhiro Sunamura (JF1OZL) - Electronbics/amateur radio circuits
RadioLocman - Schematics links
SatSleuth GPS Tracking - Electronic Circuit Schematics
Schematicheaven - 1500+ Classic musical amplifier & effect
Schematics, Datasheets, Service Manuals Exchange - Growing collection of free info
Schematics For Free - Audio, video, test equipment, misc - Circuits, pinouts, links, more.
Technology Systems - Electronic parts and kits for the hobbist, links, schematics, more.
Wenzel Associates, Inc. - Circuits

Test Equipment

99 Cent ESR Test Adapter
CRT to Instrument Cross Reference
Dan's Home-Built O-Scope Page
Diverse Devices (UK) - Test equipment (and other) manuals
ESR Meter (Bob Parker - Dick Smith Electronics)
ESR Meter (Ludens Electronics)
ESR Meter (Silicon Chip Online, Issue 197)
ESR Testing (Stephen M. Powell)
GEKCO - Video test pattern generators
GlobalTestSupply - Test equipment, electronic production and process instruments, more
Gootee Systems - Curve tracer, surplus electronics, antique radios, etc.
HP Electronic Test Equipment Parts (Sphere)
HP Test Equipment Parts Cross Reference (Sphere)
Huntron, Inc. Personal Troubleshooting Workstation
LOPT/FBT Tester (Bob Parker/Dick Smith Electronics)
Manuals Plus -- Test Equipment Manuals
Mark Kahrs - Electronics
OpLink Solutions - Test equipment repair, refurbish, calibration
Parrot Test Probe Home Page
Quantum Data - Video test equipment
Sencore - TV, VCR, etc. Test Equipment
Skutch Electronics Product - Alarm and telephone test equipment
The Simpson 260 Resource Page - Information - photographs - free manuals
Simpson Electric - Includes operator manuals
SMS Systems - Used test equipment
Sphere's Used Electronic Test Equipment Fusion splicers, test equipment, more.
Tektronix Resource Site - Reference, forum, classifieds, more - Test equipment buying guide
TestMart - New and used.
TestMartDirect - Buy and Sell the business way
U.S. Army Publications - Includes test equipment manuals
Used Test and Semiconductor Production Equipment Dealers
ValueTronics International, Inc. - Test equipment
XYZs of Oscilloscopes: Introduction (Tektronix)

Vacuum Tube Stuff

Antique Electronic Supply Online!
Antique Radio Classified
The Circuit Archive - Vintage and antique equipment
Duncan Amp's - Vacuum tube info, data, links, more.
F2FO Video Fabrication d'une lamp - Home-Built Vacuum Tube
Fathauer - Antique vacuum tube supplier and links
Fun With Tubes
GEO - the Guitar Effects Oriented Web Page
K4XL's Boat Anchor Manual Archive - Tube equipment manuals
MachMat's analogica tube information
Nolan's Redneck Boatanchor Page! - Tube tester info
Nostalgia Air - Vintage electronic equipment references
Triode Electronics - Home Page & World HQ
Triode Electronics - Tube Audio Links Page
Tube Amp FAQ 1/20/99 (Frames supported)
Tube Collectors Association
Tube Museum - THE Reference for all sorts of vacuum tube stuff
Vacuum Tube Audio
Virtual Valve Museum

Electronic Components

Component Manufacturers Lists.

BOIN´s Semiconductor Linkpage - Wafer, IC, electronics, chip information.
EEM On-Line: The Engineer's Search Engine for Electronic Components
EENet: Semiconductor Directory
The Electronics Industry Inforum & Interactive Workplace HomePage
Electronic Components Suppliers (fruchart)

Counterfeit Transistors
Datasheet Archive
Datasheet4you - Datasheet library, search, links
Datasheet by EMCelettronica - Datasheet 2.0 - Integrated circuits, diodes, triacs, and other semiconductors.
DigChip IC database Search

General Semoconductor Information and Datasheets Links

Chip directory - Amsterdam
ChipDocs - Datasheets for Electronic Components and Semiconductors
Electronic Component Database - ($70 - not on-line) - Searchable Engineering Catalogs on the Net
IC Master Online - Integrated Circuits
Semiconductor datasheets on the Web - Root page
TDS-Net - The Electronic Components Web Database - Datasheets and electronic component sourcing
JEDEC Semiconductor Standards

Miscellaneous Component Info/Links

Amidon Associates - Iron powder and ferrite, including cores and transformers
Amphenol Alden Products
Amphenol World Headquarters
Group Arnold - Magnetic Product Group of SPS Technologies
AVX - Capacitors, resistors, etc.
Outline of Capacitor Class Ratings
Capacitor information (
The Chip Merchant, Inc.
Chrysalis Design - Recreation of obsolete chip functions
DEL Electronic Corp. - High Voltage Power Supply Solutions
DuraCap International
Electronic Concepts, Inc. - Capacitors
Elm Electronics - ICs for the hobbyist
FaradNet: The Capacitor Resource
FCIM Component Identification Tool
General Atomics Energy Products Components and Systems
Hivolt Capacitors Limited - Capacitors for pulsed lasers and similar applications (China) - HV rectifiers, etc.
Leroy's Engineering Web Site: Hardware, Components
NAIS - Relays, timers, switches, etc.
PICO - Ultra Miniature DC-DC converters, transformers, etc.
Roll Your Own Power-Transformers!
Semiconductor Circuits, Inc. - AC/DC and DC/DC converters and more
Triad Magnetics
VAC products - Magnets and magnetic components
Vacuum tube 'integrated circuits' links
Vacuum Tubes (
Wire - MWS Wire Industries
Wire Gauge Calculations (Mogami)

Other Component Manufacturers

Astrodyne: Siwtchmode power supplies
Caddock - High Performance Film Resistors
Duracap (Mallory) Products
Electronic Concepts, Inc. - Manufacturers of Film Capacitors
Kings Electronics - RF and high voltage connectors
Ohmcraft -- High voltage resistors.
Sola/Hevi-Duty - Constant voltage ferroresonant transformers
Norfolk Capacitors Limited (UK)
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Pronine Electronics Design - Inductor Color Code
Roy J. Tellason's Parts Pages - Includes Japanese transistors, some chips, more parts, and growing.

Semiconductor Component Manufacturers/Datasheets

Allegro, Part Numbers
Burr-Brown Corporation
Directed Energy - MOSFETs, LD drivers, pulse and digital delay generators
EDI - Standard and custom HV rectifiers
H.V. Component Associates - HV diodes
iC-Haus: Standard and custom ICs including laser diode drivers
International Rectifier - Keyword Search
KEMET Electronics Home Page
Linear Technology Corporation
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
Mitsubishi Semiconductor Group
Motorola Semiconductor Products
National Semiconductor Homepage
National Semiconductor Search Tools
Nichia America Corporation (Motorola) - ICs, discretes, etc.
Philips Semiconductors Home Page
Sanyo data sheets (Audio Labs)
Samsung Semiconductors
Semelab - Power, RF, Opto
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas -- Camas, Washington
Supertex - MOSFETs and HV ICs
TI Semiconductors
Toshiba America Electronic Components Datasheets
Unitrode Semiconductors
Vishay Siliconix - MOSFETS, power ICs, optoelectronics, etc.
Zetex Semiconductors - Linear and Discrete

Surface Mount Identification

Robs Electronics Web Site: SMD marking codes
Code SMD Halbleiter
SMD marking codes
SMD Component Indentifier (German)
TKB-4u - SMD Codes and Markings

THE Semiconductor Resource Page
TIP Semiconductor (Transistor, diode, IC) Cross reference
Transistors Japonais (French) - Japanese transistor cross reference

Universal Semiconductor Replacement Companies

NTE Electronics, Inc. Web Site, Welcome

Don Klipstein's (and Other) Lighting Technology FAQs

Don's Light, Lamp and Strobe Site! (Primary)
Don's Lighting Info Center!
Don's Laser Page - suppliers, miscellaneous laser info
Don's Xenon Flash and Strobe Page
Discharge Lamps
Inverters to power fluorescent lamps from low voltage DC
Fluorescent Lamps, Ballasts, and Fixtures
Various High Voltage Generating Circuits!
Sam's Laser FAQ

Other Lighting Resources

Compact fluorescent lamp ( - 230 VAC CFL ballast schematics
D.I.Y. Electronic Control Gear - Reusing CFL ballasts
JAG Resources - Lighting system installation and repair
IESNA - lluminating Engineering Society of North
International Light - Light Measurement, Links
The Internet's Neon Shop
JKL Components Corporation - UV, CCFL, FL, lamps and accessories
The LED FAQ Pages (Optoeng)
The LED Museum - For the love of LEDs
Lamps, LEDs, and Circuits (Thorn Lighting, UK)
Ledalite - Articles on various topics related to lighting
Lighting Resource, The Only Source for Illumination You'll Ever Need
Lightning Strikes! - BIG lsmps for special effects
LRC Research Highlights 1997
Museum of Historic Discharge Lamps
National Cathode Corp. - Cold cathode lighting
Neon & Lighting Channel - Neon sign technolog
OSRAM Sylvania Did You Know - Lighting info.
Single Coil Laptop Inverter Circuit (
The Sulfur Lamp: Home Page
Tomi Engdahl's Lighting Information
Ventex Technology, Inc. - Electronic ballasts for neon, fluorescent, and LED lighting

Major Resources

All Top Websites - Links to major search engines and link exchange network
Best of the Web Directory - All sorts of resources
Google Web Search Features
Google Groups USENET Advanced Search
Google Search Engine
GlobalSpec Engineering Search Engine
AltaVista: Main Page - Web and Usenet search
AltaVista: Universal Translator
Free Translation
Fight Spam on the Internet!
CircuiTree: The World's Best Source of Information For The Printed Circuit Board Industry
Consumer Product Ssafety Commision Home Page
Consumer Information Center Main Page
Counterexploitation []
WebEE - The Electrical Engineering Homepage
W3C HTML Validation Service - where tiny is better!
SpamCop - File a spam report
NetNames Home Page
CircuitOnline - Links for the Design Engineer
The Engineers' Club -- Online Service</HEAD>
ETSI - Standardizing Telecommunications Products and Services
EEVL: Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library | Home Page
EEM On-Line
EEEL - Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory - Tech forums
The Electronic Cookbook Archive
Filez - Search 75M files and 1000s of servers for freeware, shareware, & commercial software
GlobalSpec: Seach for engineering products
InfoSpace - Internet Directory
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine - Repairfaq.Org
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine - Web archives
MAUDE - Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience
NESDA - Network of Professional Servicers
PDF Geni - Free PDF search engine
Reference.COM - Newsgroup search
sci FAQs By Newsgroup
Switchboard - People and Business Search - Mailing Lists
Ultrasurf - Super list of search engines
Wikipedia - The free encyclopedia


The Photonics Dictionary
Sci.Optics FAQ

Sam's Laser FAQs

Sam's Laser FAQ (USA-SC,
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (USA-PA-E1,SG)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (USA-PA-E2,SG)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (USA-PA-W,DK)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (USA-CA-2,WW)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (USA-IL-1,DG)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (USA-IL-2,WW)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (USA-MD,K3PGP)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (USA-NH,TQ)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (USA-NY-1,JA)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (USA-NY-2,DN)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (DE-1, Germany, DB)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (, .de, .com, .net ,DE-2,Germany,LN)
Sam's Laser FAQ Mirror (Russia, with partial translation)
Sam's Laser FAQ V2.62 (Old,
Laser Resource Library (Dr. Ed Edmondson and Sam - Inactive)
Sam's Laser FAQ Intro - LaserFX.Com
Sam's Laser FAQ (old version) PDF (
Sam's Laser FAQ V6.60 - (
Sam's Laser FAQ: V7.50 - (MZA)
Sam's Laser FAQ: Links to

Amateur Laser Construction Sites/Links

Andy Baker's Home-Built CO2 Laser - Description and photos
Chris's Ruby Laser Homepage
Danger Sign Request Form (Coherent, Inc.)
Dewtronics CO2 Laser Project
Diane's Laser Page - Includes a unique home-built transverse excited PMG laser
Emission Technologies - Description, specs, manuals, plans, kits, for CO2 laser
Eugenio's 400 mW DPSS Laser Construction Page
Gruber B's Copper Vapor Laser Construction Page
Home Built Nitrogen Laser (Mistertippy) - Mainly the power supply now
Homegrown CO2 Laser (Altair)
Hubert's Lasers for the Amateur - Links, camera flash pumped Nd:YAG, N2 laser
IBM Technical Journal - HeNe Parallel Plate Laser Development
IBM Technical Journal - Cathodes for HeNe Lasers
IBM Technical Journal - Polarization Problems of Parallel Plate Lasers
IBM Technical Journal - Nondestructive Analysis for HeNe Lasers
Information on Building Capacitors (Tesla Coil Mailing List)
Jason's Laser Page - Several easily constructed home-built TEA N2 lasers
JK Laser Productions Home-Built CO2 Laser
JK Laser Productions Home-Built HeNe Laser
Joe Singer - Dye Laser Using eBay Parts
John Doran's CO2 Laser Page
Jon Singer's M-60 Laser Page
Jon's Home-Built Lasers - N2, CO2, ion, SS, other laser and HV related photos and info, more.
Jon's Interim Research Reports - N2 and dye lasers and other stuff
Leslie Wright's Home-built nitrogen laser page - description with many diagrams and photos.
Leslie Wright's Home-built dye laser page - description with many diagrams and photos.
Leslie Wright'd Home-Built Cuvettes for Dye Lasers
Lasergrowing 1 - Original Web Page Cass)
Laserist - Copper cloride laser construction and links
Lasers - Home-built CO2, info, links (Tim Goldstein)
LasPro Home-Built DPSS Laser Page
Mark Csele's Homebuilt Lasers Page - N2, dye, misc.
Mark Csele's Homebuilt Lasers Page - Neon Lasers
Miklos Bence's ruby laser homepage
Milan Karakas's Experiences with Lasers Page - N2, others
Modern Mechanix » Build your own LASER!
Nyle Steiner's Homemade T.E.A. Lasers - Lots of info, diagrams, plans
Puls Laser (German) - CO2, N2, ion, solid state, dye and other home-built lasers
Rebuilding an Avco-Everett C5000 Nitrogen Laser Head
Renato's Home-Built Lasers Page - N2 and dye laser projects
Robin's Mounting Bare Laser Diodes Page - Complete procedure with photos
Scientific Glassblowing Basics
Society for Amateur Scientists
Teralab - Glass Blowing - Evaporation of Magnesium
The Amateur Scientist CD-ROM - Every article and much more

Vacuum Technology

The Electronic Bell Jar - Vacuum technology for the amateur
Vacuum Equipment Manuals (PTB-Sales)
Vacuum History & Technology
Vacuumlab - Articles on vacuum technology
Vacuum Technology (ECE Department, University of Alberta)
Vacuum Systems (EE-527, CAM. Univ. of Wash.,)
LesioQ's Edwards Turbo Pump Disassembly
Phil Danielson's Journal of Practical and Useful Vacuum Technology
PHTN1432 Vacuum Systems and Thin Film Technology
Building my eight inch Bino-Scope (includes vacuum aluminizing)

Parts Suppliers for Home-Built Lasers (including vacuum equipment)

Ace Glass Incorporated
Adams & Chittenden Scientific Glass
Airgas, Inc.
America One Surplus - Vacuum pumps sales and service
BOC Gases: Special Gases
BOC Edwards - Vacuum equipment and accessories
Cole-Parmer - Scientific and Lab Equipment
Cooke Vacuum Products
Duniway Supply - Vacuum pumps and more
Ed Fagan, Inc. - Glass-to-Metal Seals - Properties of materials
EGL Neon - Glass, electrodes, gases, pumping ssytems, accessories, more
Electro-Technic Products Inc.- Oudin/Tesla coil testers
The - Surplus including HV components, test equipment, more.
Eurocom, Inc. - Neon sign equipment and parts.
Evertron - Flyback based HV neon power supplies
G. Finkenbeiner Inc. - Quartz products (optics and scientific)
France Transfirners - Neon sign transformers, etc.
Friedrich & Dimmock, Inc. - Glass tube and rod.
GFI - Scientific glass blowing products and services
Glasscraft, Inc.
Glassman High Voltage Incorporated - High volltage power supplies
Global Scientific Supply - Scientific instruments and laboratory supplies
HeatWave Labs - cathodes, filaments, ion sources, etc.
Helix Technology (Granville-Phillips and CTI-Cryonics - Vacuum equipment
High Voltage Power Solutions - HV power supplies, components, test equipment
Hytek Microsystems - LD drivers and TEC controllers, more.
HyVac Producst, Inc. - Vacuum pumps and high vacuum equiptment
Kimble/Kontes Glass - Scientific, specialty, and custom glassware
LakeShore Cryotronics - TEC controllers, indium foil, low temp solder, etc.
LDS Vacuum Products, Inc. - All sorts of vacuum items
Kurt J. Lesker Company - Vacuum systems and vacuum components
Lab - Surplus lab supplies, equipment, etc.
Lightwriters Glass Warehouse - Books and videos, toches, eyeware.
Marlow Industries - Thermoelectric cooler systems
Marvac Scientific Mfg. Co. - Rotary vacuum pumps
McMaster-Carr - Hardware, tools, materuaks, chemicals, infinitely more
MDC Vacuum Products Corporation - Vacuum components
Melcor Thermal Solutions - TECs, controllers, low temp solder, etc.
Minco Flexible Heaters, Flex Circuits, Sensors and Instruments
MKS Instruments - Components for vacuum and gas based processes
Myers Vacuum - Molecular distillation equipment and gauges. CVC
NeonCentral - Everything for neon signs
Neon & Lighting Channel - Neon sign technolog
Nova Gas - Excimer, rare, and other laser gases
OE Technology - High Vacuum Equipment
OT Electronics - High voltage capcitors. diodes/rectifiers, wire
Oven Industries - TEC controllers
Pfeiffer Vacuum - Pumps, systems, accessories
Precision Plus Vacuum Parts, Inc. - Vacuum pump repair parts and supplies
PTB - Used vacuum equipment
RDF Corporation - Temperature & force (strain, torque) sensors - Tiny hardware thingies of all types
Spectra Gases - Laser gases and equipment
Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation - High voltage power supplies and X-ray generators
SPI Supplies - Vacuum equipment and supplies
SVP Neon Equipment - Pumps, gauges, supplies, repair
Technic a Laser - DPSS lasers and laser pointers. DPSS laser parts
Tec Microsystems - Thermoelectric devices and drivers, more.] - Electronics distributor, includes some HV parts
Teledyne Hastings - Vacuum gauges, flow meters, etc.
Tellurex - Thermoelectric solutions
Thermal Engineering Company - HVAC/R vaccum equipment, supplies, more.
Thermionics Vacuum Products - High vacuum pumps, gauges, components, more.
Thermoptics - TEC Controllers, more.
ULVAC Technologies, Inc. - Pumps, gauges, leak detection
Vacuum Industry, Science and Technology Links (Sansalone)
Vacuum Technology and Vacuum Coating (Alex Yuan)
Varian Vaccum Accessories - Lubricants, Torr Seal
Victor Equipment Company - Torches, regulators, related equipment.
Visual Spectrum - Hastings vacuum products distributor
Wale Apparatus - Scientific Glassblowing, Lampworking, Flameworking
Welch Vacuum - Rotary vane vacuum pumps
Capitol Vacuum - Vacuum equipment repair parts and turbopump repair

Amateur Laser Communications

WB9AJZ's Laser Links Page
WB9AJZ's Laser Communications/Project Page
K3PGP's Experimenter's Corner (Main Site)
Tomi Engdahl's Experimental Laser Data Link
Derek's Laser and Optical Communication Links
Laser Reflector - Archive directory
Laser Reflector - Amateur Radio Laser Communications

Laser Related Schematics/Plans

Mark Csele's Homebuilt Argon Lasers Page - Includes simple Power Supply
Coherent CR52 Laser Photos and Schematics
Die4Drive Laser Diode Driver
Discover Circuits - Laser Circuits
The Electronic Cookbook Archive - Optical Department
Heathkit ET-ETW4200 HeNe Laser Trainer
HeNe Laser Power Supply (Aaron Cake - not recommended)
HeNe Laser Power Supply with Mistakes (Circuit Central)
HeNe Laser Power Supply (JEM Electronics Downloads {Page)
HeNe Laser Power Supply (Sci.electronics FAQ, Univ. of Wash. Circuits Archive)
K3PGP's Biasing & Modulating Laser Diodes Safely!
Laser Link Communicator (Peter Philips, Electronics Australia, July 1997)
Laser Listener Info and Plans (nuhk)
Oatley K002 HeNe Laser Power Supply (Local Copy)
Satsleuth Circuit Schematics - Lasers
Technical developments in the atom optics group in the School of Physics, University of Melbourne
UPN Laser Transceiver (Derek Weston)

Laser Safety Sites and Links

CDRH - Center for Devices and Radiological Health (USA)
CDRH - Class I Chart
CDRH - Good Guidance Practices Search Page
CDRH - Electronic Product Radiation Control Page
CDRH - Laser Products, Including Laser Light Shows and Displays
Danger Sign Request Form (Coherent, Inc.)
ISHN - Comments on Laser Pointer Safety
Laser Institute of America - Safety, applications, etc. - Basic Laser Safety
Laser Safety Systems - Components and information
Laser Safety Training by Laser-Professionals, Inc. - Includes Web program for laser safety calculations
LBNL Health and Safety Manual - Chapter 16: Laser Safety
OSHA - Laser Hazards (Standards, compliance, and training manuals, links)
NIH - Summary of Laser Classes (part of Radiation Safety Manual)
RLI LaserNet - LaserNet Homepage
RLI LaserNet - Safety recommendations for laser pointers
STD 01-05-001 - PUB 8-1.7 - Guidelines for Laser Safety and Hazard Assessment
University of Illinois at UC- Laser Safety Manual, Tutorial, Warning Signs
University of Pennsylvania - Laser Safety Manual
USACHPPM - Laser and Optical Radiation Hazards Program

High Power Laser and Laser Research Sites

Adelaide University (Optics Group) - MOPA DPSS 150 watt laser.
Argonne National Laboratory - LAL
Airborne Laser Home Page
Central Laser Facility - European high power laser research
Laser Star Astrophysics (John Talbot)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - National Ignition Facility
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Nova Operations
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Table Top X-Ray Laser
Mid-Infrared Advanced Chemical Laser (MIRACL)
National Physical Laboratory - UK measurement standards lab
The Electro-Optics Center - Penn State ARL
Sandia National Labs - Lasers, Optics, & Remote Sensing
UCSB Free Electron Laser Link Page
University of St Andrews Ultra-Short Pulse Laser Research Group

Laser and Optics Link Sites

Salmah Abdullah Laser Links, Links Page
Chris Cooney's Laser, Light Show, and Holography Links
Tomi Engdahl - Laser and light effects page - Much info
EOC Online E-O Resources Links (Penn State U.)
Laser and Optical Communication Links (derekw, UPN)
Laser Technologies and Applications - Links
LaserFX Links Page
LaserLinks - Stony Brook Laser Teaching Center
LaserNet Homepage
Lasers & Optics - USA & UK, Laser Tutorial
Lasers & Optronics Online - Industry Links
Lasers-Science Tracer Bullet-Library of Congress
Jim Moss's Bookmarks for Laser Stuff - Engineering Resources Online
Mysteries-Megasite Laser Links
NASA Langley Photonics Group - Laser/optics links
NASA Langley Photonics Group - Laser diode manufacturers database
OpticsNotes.Com A Resource for Optics and Photonics Information
Optics Physics Links (
Opto & Laser Europe
Optoelectronics World
The Photonics Directory
Skywiise's Lasers and Optics Page - Links and more.

Laser amd Optics Information, Tutorials. Software

ABCD Gaussian Beam Propagation Software Home Page
Aligning an external mirror laser - Dragon's Eye Doings
Animations of Physical Processes - Includes physics, optics, waves.
Animations of Physical Processes (
Archives - Pinouts Listing (LaserFX)
Army Lasers Training Manuals (
Basics of Laser Machining (Columbia University)
Beth Denius's Cavity Modes of a HeNe Laser
Blu-ray Optical Pickup Dissection by Leslie Wright and Sam Goldwasser
Blu-ray Optical Pickup Dissection by Leslie Wright and Sam Goldwasser Backup)
Blu-ray/PS3 Violet Laser Photos/Info (Electricstuff)
Breault Research Organization, Inc. - Optical Eng. Software/Services - Guide to the physics of optoelectronic technology
Collodion Optics Cleaning Technique (ATS)
Copper Vapor Laser and Enhancements (
CORD Communications - Appliets for Step II Photonics Courses
CORD Communications - Electro-Optics Courses
CORD Communications - Index for Fundamentals of Photonics
CORD Communications - Index for Lasers and Electro-Optics Technology (LEOT) Courses
Don's Laser Page - suppliers, miscellaneous laser info
Easy explanation of lasers (jimb3d)
Edmund Industrial Optics: Technical Support
EG&G (now Perkin-Elmer) Technical Papers
EIO - Laser Information and Technical Forum
EMANIM Download - E/M wave propogation animation
Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology (RP Photonics)
Tim's Fabry-Perot Applet (University of Queensland, Australia)
Fiat Lux - Interactive educational light nfo
Fiber Optic tools, glossary, history (Timbercon)
FreeSnell - Thin-Film Optical Simulator
Frequently Asked Questions about CO2 lasers (Parallax)
Gausian Beam Calculator - Lightmachinary gausian beam rev 2.0.xls
Historical Military Optics Handbook - MIL-HDBK-141, 1962's "How Lasers Work"
ILX Technical and Application Notes - Laser diodes
Imaging with Lenses - Java Apps
International Light, Inc. Light Measurement Handbook Page
Ioannis' Spectroscopy Page - PRinciples, design, examples of home-built instruments
K3PGP's Laser Diode Manufacturers
K3PGP's Laser Diode Specifications
Kentech's Tutorials - Transmision lines (inc. Blumlein), pulsars, etc.
Laser Helpers (Kentek) - Useful formulas, conversions, glossary, etc.
Laser Kinetics - CO2 laser articles and papers
Laser Manuals - Many SP, CR-200, LFS 200, more.
Laser Science Project - HeNe plans (hooking up tube and PS)
Laser Stars - Laser History
Laser Stars - Plasma Laser Astrophysics
Laser Stars - Spectra of Gas Discharges
Laser Turorials (RLI) - Argon Gas Laser System
Laser Tutorials (RLI) - Laser Science Projects Backstage - Archives: Technical papers
Laserk C02 Lasers Articles
Lasers - Comments & Links (~gmt)
Lasers & Optics - Laser tutorial (Web Science Resources)
Lasers ( - Short into to lasers
Lasers Tutorial (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - All About Lasers
Lighting Design and Simulation Glossary (Georg Mischler)
LIGO Interferometer Fact Sheet
Luxpop! Index of Refraction Values & Photonics Calculations
Marc's Laser Pages (German) - Laser show, gallery, education; downloads, links, chat, etc.
Meadowlark Optics - Principles of Retarders
Melles Griot - Downloads
Melles Griot - Optics Tutorials
MEOS GmbH - Manufacturer of experimental laser kits and systems
Metrologic - More Than 101 Ways to Use a Laser
Mike Steinbach's Slideshow of Blu-Ray Drive Dissection
Modern Optics - A Web Enhanced Course (University of Tennesse)
Molecular Expressions Microscopy Primer: Physics of Light and Color - Laser Fundamentals
Molecular Expressions Microscopy Primer: Polarized Light Waveforms - Interactive Java Tutorial
Newport - Manuals and Software Download
NIST - Atomic Spectra Database - home page
NIST - Engineering Metrology Toolbox
NIST - Physical Reference Data
Olympus FluoView Resource Center: Introduction to Lasers
Omnichrome 150R Power Supply Check Out
One Stop Laser Shop Info Page - Laser Show Information and Tips
Optical Research Associates - Optical design software
Optical Research Associates - Optics for Kids
Optics Cleaning Methods (Coherent, Inc.)
OptoIQ Home - your destination for the latest information on optical technologies and applications - links to mfgs, rsrch/academic, organizations; forums, etc.
Optics2001 - Optical Library - Optics - Photonics - Laser - Imaging - Fiber optics
PerkinElmer Optoelectronics | Technical Library | Technical Papers
Phil Hobb's Optics Page
PhotochemCAD Spectra by Category
Physics 2000 (University of Colorado)
Popular Science ruby laser article (Modern Mechanix Blog)
Power Technology Inc.Technical Library- Info on diode lasers
Prof. A. E. Siegman: Home Page
Psst! Photonics Simulation Software for Teaching (U. of St. Andrews) - Optics and lasers
PTI Manuals Online - N2, dye, and frequency doubler
Pulse Forming Networks (Plastic Capacitors, Inc.)
Q-Peak Applied Photonic Systems - Technical Papers
Radiometry vs. Photometry FAQ (James M. Palmer)
Rami Arieli - Laser Applications
Rami Arieli - Laser Experiments
Rami Arieli - Laser Types
Rami Arieli:- Schawlow: Measuring wavelength with a ruler
Rami Arieli: The Laser Adventure
RASC Calgary Centre - The Atmosphere, Astronomy and Green Lasers
Rotorwave Technical Section - Pulsed SS laser design resources
Sam's Copy of Rotorwave Technical Section - Pulsed SS laser design resources
Schematics and Pictures of the Phasmatron Spectroscope
SCIOPT  Enterprises - Optics and laser design softare
SDL high power fibre coupled laser diode
Selman Hershfield's Optics Lecture
Seth Carpenter's All About Lasers - At least a bit
Skywise's Laser Line Software Home Page
Skywise's Lasers & Optics - Includes laser spectrum chart
SNLO - Select Non-Linear Optics program
Spectra of Gas Discharges (Laser Stars)
Stephen's Laser Light: How'zit Work? - Stimulated Emission Laser Tutorial
Stony Brook Laser Teaching Center
Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS) Spectral Lines - 46000+ lines of 99 elements
Technical developments in the atom optics group in the School of Physics, University of Melbourne
The Blue Laser Diode - Gallium Nitride (GaN) based LEDs and Lasers
The Double Amici Prism Hand-Held Spectroscope - Many spectra
The Helium-Neon Laser (Dept. of Phys., Middlebury College)
The HeNe Laser and PS by Elden Peterson of Vortex, Inc.
The Invention of the LASER at Bell Labs: 1958 - 1998
The Unusual Diode FAQ - IV.16 - Blue-Green-Violet Laser Diodes
The Unusual Diode FAQ - IV.24 - Laser diodes
Thin Lens Gaussian Beam Calculation Program (
Toy Spectroscope Page - Uses CD or DVD
Trumpfppt Why Laser Processing? - Slide show.
Warren Vidrine's Optics Tables (IR, etc.)
Xueqing Liu'sThe aberration correction of a Diode Laser

Laser Discussion Groups and Technical Forums

CandlePowerForums - Discussions on flashlight, laser pointers, some lasers - IM-style laser discussion forum
EIO - Laser Hyper-Email Discussion Group
Green Laser Pointer Forum (
Holography Forum • Index page - Forums on pointers, modules, construction, vendors, classifieds, more.
LaserFX - On-line forums on laser show related topics - Forums for laser marking, cutting, and show industry
Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss lasers and laser pointers
MyForum - Ruby Laser Message Board - Optoelectronics, optics, lights and lasers - Several laser-related forums
Yahoo! Groups: Laserusers

Laser Equipment and Parts - New, surplus, mail order

All Electronics - New/surplus, occasional laser bargains
ALPEC Team, Inc. - Laser pointers, modules, sights
American Science & Surplus
Anchor Optical Surplus
Arbor Scientific - Kits and demos, parts and equipment.
BMI Surplus Equipment - All sorts of surplus including lasers and related components
Bull Electrical (UK) - Lasers page.
Carl's Electronics - Lasers and weapons electronic plans
Cascade Laser Corp. - Laser repair and components
Casix - Laser optics (China) - Optical and laser components and kits
C and H Sales Company - Electronics Surplus
CTR Surplus - Electrical, PSs, RF, Optics, more
DeHarpporte Trading Company - Laser pointers, DPSS lasers and modules
Dfreshh Laser lighting and sound: Some laser rental/surplus sales
DNA Equipment - Used laser systems
Edmund Scientific - Optics, lasers, electronics, kits, etc.
EIO - Surplus electronics, some laser. and computer parts
Electronic Surplus Online! - Includes some laser equipment
Enlight Technologies, Inc.- DPSS lasers, modules, and pointers
Europe Laser Exchange - Lasers and laser systems (mostly large but some small)
Future Horizons - Werid stuff probably to be avoided
HB-Laserkomponenten - HeNe, Ar/Kr ion, Co2, Nd:YAG, new/used
Herbach and Rademan Co. - Electronic surplus, HeNe lasers/PSs, more.
Hi-Tech Electronic Surplus
H.V. Component Associates (HV diodes)
Holograms and Lasers International
HSC Electronic Supply (Halted Specialties) - Electronics and some lasers
Images SI, Inc. - Parts and kits for many types of projects
Information Unlimited - Sci. Proj, Kits, Lasers, HV, Plans, Books, Parts
Intelite, Inc. - Lasers and electro optics products
Kentek Corporation - Laser replacement parts, accessories, etc.
KERN laser systems, etching, and profiling
KS Equipment Inc. - Electronic equipment including metrology
Laser Laser Productions - Laser equipment and parts for sale
Laser Resale, Inc. - Surplus, buy, sell, lasers and components - laser part store (some from eBay)
Laser Surplus Inc. - New and Used Laser Equipment
Laser Surplus Sales - Lasers, PSs, Optics, Test/Mesaurement
Laser Technical Instruments - Laser line generators
Laserworks - Laser entertainment hardware
LMDC - Optics, motion control, lasers. Sales, integration, consulting.
Main Line Optical Instruments
Marlen P. Jones - Electronics, lasers, optics, more.
Meredith Instruments - All sorts of laser surplus
Midwest Laser Products - New and surplus lasers and components
Neodymium Glass - Surplus rods, slabs, and other optics from LLNL
NVG, Inc. - Diode lasers, laser diodes, drivers, optics, more.
OATLEY Electronics (Australia) - HeNe and diode lasers, kits.
OE Technologies - High voltage components, optics, PM tubes, more.
OptoSigma - Optic and optical components
PEMED Surgical Lasers - Surplus CO2 and YAG laser systems
Pendex Corporation - Refurbished laser and optics equipment
PhotoMachining, Inc. Lasers - A few surplus lasers asbout 1/3 list price
Plans and Kits Unlimited - Amusing site, but very negative reviews.
Resources Un-LTD
Second Hand Laser - Surplus from HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH
SICK, Inc. - Laser measurement systems
Sterling Resale Optics - Surplus optics
StoneTek Electronics - DVD burner red laser diodes, drivers, housings, more
Surplus Shack - Optics, instruments, equipment - Laser show and robotics kits and parts
University of Utah Surplus Property
Used Line - Ads for used scientific equipment, some lasers

Laser Equipment Sales, Rentals, and Service

Agilent Test and Measurement Parts Catalog - Find-A-Part
Anderson Lasers, Inc. - Industrial, scientific, light show lasers, more.
Cambridge Lasers Laboratories, Inc. - Ion laser repair, upgrade, rental.
Capovan Brothers - Used semiconductor and scientific equipment for science and industry
Cascade Laser Corp. - Laser repair and components.
CASIX - China based supplier of laser optics, components, and kits
Control Micro Systems - Laser systems for marking, welding, cutting, drilling
Directed Light Inc. - SS laser repair, parts,
Dynamic Laser - Ion laser tube repair
DZ Laser Service - Specializing in ILT laser repair
Edmund Scientific - HeNe, diode, Argon lasers, optics, kits
Ellison Research Labs - Electronics consulting including laser repair
Evergreen Laser Corporation - Ion laser service and refurb.
Excitek, Inc. - Ion laser sales and service, CO2 tube regassing
HB-Laserkomponenten - HeNe, CO2, Nd:YAG laser sales and service
Holo-Spectra - Laser resale, repair & refurb, lightshows, more
Hong Ren Technology Co.,Ltd. - Metrology laser repair
H&H Research - Ion laser sales and service
Laser Components (DE) GmbH- Far IR diode lasers, other electrooptics, more.
Laser Components (UK) Ltd. - Far IR diode lasers, other electrooptics, more.
LaserDealer.Com - Laser Engravers for Signage and Industry
LasereXtreme - Supplier of a variety of lasers and related components
Laser Devices, Inc - Laser gun sights, laser pointers, laser diodes and drivers
Laser Electronics Ltd. - Lasers. controllers, rentals, reprocessing
Laser Innovations - Ion laser sales, service, and support
Laser Labs, Inc. - Medical, surgical, scientific lasers, laser tubes
Laser Labs, Inc. - Light show equipment and sorfware
LaserNexus. - Scientific, Industrial & Medical Lasers Components & Optics
Laser Tune - Sales of remanufactured CO2 and YAG lasers, repair, parts
LG Laser Graphics GmbH - Ar ion, HeNe, Hd:YAG, diode lasers
Med Wowo - Buy & Sell Used Medical Equipment including some lasers
Nitelite Products - Ion laser repair, laser light show equipment
Photovac Laser Corporation, Inc. - CO2 laser tube reprocessing, service, more.
Polytec PI - Lasers and optics equipment
TLM Laser (UK) - Laser marking services and maintenance, laser safety equipment and spares. - Used laser engravers
Worldwide Laser - Laser engraving, laser marking, and laser cutting systems

Laser and Optics Sites, Manufacturers, and Suppliers


Advanced Optics - Precision and custom optical flats, mirrors, windows, more.
Access Laser Company - RF excited CO2 lasers
Aculight Corporation - DPSS lasers and non-linear optical conversion techniques
Aerotech, Inc. - Motion control systems (formerly HeNe lasers)
Agilent Technologies - Lasers, optics, electronics, and complete metrology systems (and of course much more).
Alkor Technologies - Optical elements and coatings (Russia)
Almaz Optics, Inc. - Optical materials, components, nonlinear crystals, more.
ALPEC TEAM, INC. - Laser modules, pointers, sites
ALPHALAS GmbH - Lasers, optics, electronics
Analog Modules, Inc. - Laser power supplies, amps, drivers, more
Analog Technologies, Inc. - LD and TE drivers, mode hop free lasers, PD amps/preamps
Applied Optronics Corporation - High power laser dodes, modules, systems.
Arroyo Instruments - Laser drivers, temperature controllers, and test fixtures
Avalon Photonics - VCSEL, VCSELs, Optical Data Communication,
Balzers Thin Films - Optical coatings
BE MEyers and Co. Inc.- Lasers, night vision, cameras, integrated systems
Big Sky Laser Technologies, Inc. Home Page
Blue Sky Research - Electro-Optic Manufacturer of Laser Diodes and Instruments
Blue Sky Tech Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) - HeNe, CO2, YAG lasers, laser and non-laser cutting systems, more.
Bookham , Inc. - High power laser diode bars, other lasers including VCSELs, optical components, more.
Boston Lasers, Inc. - High power laser diodes, drivers, DPSS lasers, more.
Brimrose Corporation - Fiber optics, acousto-optic components, diode laser modules, more.
Bristol Instruments - Laser wavemeters and more.
Burleigh/EXFO Instruments, Inc. - Laser test and measurement
B&WTEK, Inc. - Diode and DPSS lasers, Raman spectrometers, more.
CASIX (China) - Laser, non-linear, and electrooptic crystals, optics, more.
Castech (China) - Advanced laser crystals, optics, Si APDs
Cambridge Technology - Galvo based scanners and systems.
Clark-MXR, Inc. - Femtosecond lasers for micromachining and spectroscopy
Cleveland Crystals, Inc. - Nonlinear and electro-optic crystals and devices.
CNI Lasers (China) - DPSS lasers of many wavelengths
Coherent, Inc. - CO2, dye, YAG, YLF, diode, DPSSLs
Conoptics Inc. - Laser accessories, FM spectroscopy, isolation, more
Continuum - Solid state lasers for science, industry, and medicine
Control Optics Corporation - Optical engr. supplies and services.
Creative Technology Lasers - Diode and DPSS laser modules
CrystaLaser (Diode Pumped Crystal Lasers)
Crystal Associates - Laser and non-linear crystals and optics
Crystal Research, Inc - Laser and non-linear crystals, DPSS lasers
CVI Laser Corporation - High damage threshold optics.
Dantronix - Opticlean optics cleaning supplies
Datasensor Optics - Glass, plastic, power, illuminator, more
Del Mar Ventures - Femtosecond lasers, measurement system, and accessories
Diffraction International - CGH and binary optics, aspheric mtrology, design.
Digital Optics Corporation (DOC) - Diffractive optics
Directed Energy, Inc. (DEI) - Pulse generators, LD drivers, more.
DPSS Lasers, Inc.
Dynamic Laser - Ion lasers
Edinburgh Instruments - CO2, CO, far-IR lasers, more - Fusion splicers and other fiber optic tools
EG&G (now a division of Perkin Elmer) - Flashlamps, sensor, etc.
EG&G Product Data and Tech Notes via Polytec PI France - Département Electro-Optique -
EKSPLA, Ltd. (Lithuania) - Solid state lasers and related equipment
Electro-Optical Products Corp. - Modulators, Defl, Scanrs., Shutrs, etc..
Elforlight Ltd (UK) - CW and Q-switched DPSS lasers, more
Excel Precision - Metrology lasers, systems, sensors
Exciton - Dye laser dyes
Emco DC-DC High Voltage Power Supplies
Enlight Technologies, Inc. - IR and green DPSS lasers, green laser pointers.
Equilasers, Inc. - Solid state lasers for medical, microwelding, other.
Esco Products - Standard and custom optics
ESI - Electro Scientific Industries
EXFO Electro Optical Engineering - Optical and fiber optic test systems.
Fenix Technolgy - Standard and custom arc lamps and flashlamps
Fermionics - InGaAs PDs, InGaAsP LDs, HgCdTe detectors
Foctek Photonics, Inc. (China) - Laser and NL/EO crystals and optics
FOCUS, Inc. (Russia) - Custom optics
Frazier Instrument Company - Includes iodine stabilized HeNe laser
Fujian Castech Crystals,Inc. - LBO, BBO, KTP, Nd:YVO4 Crystals


GEOLA (General Optics Laboratory) - Nd lasers and holography systems
Gigahertz-Optik, Inc. - Light measurement systems
GSI Lumonics - Laser Systems, Components, Instrumentation, Life Science and Metrology
GWU Lasertechnik Vertriebsges.mbH - Laser and non-linear crystals, optics, more.
Hamamatsu - PMTs, PDs, LEDs, sensors, light sources, more.
Hangzhou Lambda Photonics Technology Co.,Ltd. - DPSS lasers, crystals, fiber optics
Hankwang - CO2 and YAG lasers (Koria)
Heraeus Noblelight, Inc. - Flashlamps, arc lamps, and other specialty lamps
Hexagon Metrology - Metrology components and systems
High End Systems On Line - Lighting control including Laser Chorus
HighFinesse GmbH - Laser systems, wavelength meters, diode current sources
IC-Haus Laser Drivers - iC-Haus laser diode drivers
II-VI Incorporated - Laser optics, components, detectors, more.
ILX Lightwave - Fiber optics and diode laser instrumentation
Impex High-Tech - Lasers, laser materials, optics, non-linear components
Industrial Fiber Optics, Inc. - Laser (HeNe, diode) and fiber educational equipment
Industrial Microphotonics Company - Diode Array and Diode Bar Manufacturer
Infineon Technologies - Semiconductors for industrial and consumer applications
Innolight GmbH - Ultrastable NPRO-based DPSS lasers, control electronics, accessories
International Light - Light Measurement Systems, Instruments, Detectors, etc.
ISP Optics - IR and UV optical materials and components
ITI Electrooptics - Laserr and non-linear crystals
Janos Technology, Inc. - Precision optics from exotic materials
JDS Uniphase Corporation - Lasers and subsystems, more
JENAer Meßtechnik GmbH - Laser interferometric measurement equipment and systems
JENOPTK Laserdiode GmbH - High power laser diodes
JMAR Technologies, Inc. - Picosecond lasers. more.
Jodon, Inc. - HeNe lasers and tubes, non-contact gauging, more.
JSL (Joachim Sacher Lasertechnik) - Laser diodes, external cavity diode lasers, accessories
Kaiser Systems, Inc. - HV power suppiles, cap chargers, more.
Kigre, Inc: - Solid state laser components and systems
KLASTECH - Karpushko Laser Technologies - DPSS lasers
Lambda Photometrics - UK distributor of optics, fiber optics, instrumentation, metrology, more
Lambda Physik - Excimer and dye lasers and dyes
LASAG Industrial Lasers - Nd:YAG pulsed lasers for welding, cutting, drilling
Laser 2000 International - Lasers, optics and fibre optic equipment.
Laser Beam Products - CO2 and other high power laser optics
Laser Diode, Inc. - FO TX/RX, GaAs lasers
Laser Diode Array, Inc. - Large multi-bar laser diode arrays
Laser Drive, Inc. - PSs for HeNe, Ar+, CO2, lasers, tungsten & discharge lamps
Laser Export (Russia) - CW and pulsed DPSS laser systems and modules
Laser Kinetics Inc. - CO2 laser systems
Laser Metric Systems, Inc. - Non-contact laser diameter dimensional measurement and metrology
Laser Photonics, LLC - Fiber laser marking and cutting systems
Laser Photonics Technology, Inc.- Nd:YAG lasers, tunable SS lasers, spectroscopy equipment, more
Laser Physics UK - Lasers and accessories, laser safety, spectrometers, photonics, metrology
Laser Power Corp. - CO2 laser optics, IR coatings and DPSS ulasers
Laser Quantum Ltd - Diode Pumped Solid State Lasers and accessoris
Laser Research Optics - CO2 laser optics
Laser SOS USA. Inc. - laser parts, consumables, oem light sources, more
LaserBits, Inc. - Laser rngraving supplies
LaserDIY - Mostly 405 nm Laser diodes, modules, drivers, kits, and accessories
Laserglow - Blue and green laser pointers, alignment and lab lasers
Lasermate Corp. - LD modules, drivers, pointers, optics, DPSSLs
LaserMax - Diode laser modules
LaserProbe, Inc. - Laser power and energy measurement
Laserscope - Turn-key medical/surgical laser systems
Lasever, Inc. (China) - DPSS lasers - IR, green, blue
LASOS Laser-Fertigung GmbH
Latronix AB - Laser and optics systems and components
Leadlight technology, Inc. - Green laser pointers and DPSs modules, more.
Lee Laser- High power Ng:YAG lasers
Lexel Laser (Cambridge Laser Laboratories) - Ion lasers
Lightobject - CO2 laser parts and CNC systems, more
Lightwave Electronics - DPSS lasers
LIMO - Micro-Optics & Laser Systems
Limtek Laser - Laser and measurement Systems
Lincoln Laser - Polygon scanner and accessories
Litton Airtron - Synthetic solid state laser rods and slabs
Logic Systems, Inc. - Includes PSU for large frame ion lasers
Lumex - Vsible and IR laser diodes, LEDs, LCDs, more.
LUMITEK International, Inc. - Sensors, viewers, detectors, safety gear.
LumrnX Technologies, Inc. -- Coaxial flashlamp pumped dye lasers
Lumonics, Inc. - See GSI Lumonics


Macken Instruments, Inc. - Laser beam power and measrement.
Made in - HeNe and CO2 laser tubes, more
Maier Photonics - Thin film optical filters
Mark-Tech Laser, Inc. - Frequency stabilized lasers, and measurement and calibration systems
Meadowlark Optics, Inc. - Polarization control devices
Melles Griot - Lasers, Optics, Instruments
MEMS Optical, Inc. - Diffractive optics, MEMS systems, more.
MenloSystems GmbH - Optical frequency sythesizers, fs fiber lasers, laser stabilizers, more.
Micro-g LaCoste, Inc. - Gravity measuring equipment but includes a stabilized HeNe laser
Micro Laser Systems (uLS) - High performance diode lasers
MK Photonics - Optics, optics instrumentation
Modu-Laser - Air-cooled Ar/Kr ion lasers for science, industry, education
Molecular Technology GmbH - Laser/non-linear crystals, other optical materials
Nanolase - DPSS passive Q-switched lasers
National Laser - Ion and replacement tubes, diode lasers
NEOARK - Lasers, vibrometry, holography, marking, micromachining, more.
NEOS Technologies - AO components including AOMs and PCAOMs
New Focus, Inc. - Tunable diode lasers, optics and components.
New Wave Laser Products - Compact precision solid state lasers.
Newport - Precision optical components and systems
Nichia America Corporation
Nichia Chemical Industries, Japan
nLight Photonics - Hgh power diode lasers
NM Laser Products, Inc. - Laser shutters and controllers
Nova Phase Inc. - Standard and custom optics and crystals
National Physical Laboratory - UK measurement standards lab, metrology lasers/technology
NSG America's Home Page
Nu Light Systems - Laser displays, Airoamer, lighting and control systems.
NVG, Inc. - Diode lasers, laser diodes, drivers, optics, more.
Ocean Optics - Miniature CCD Spectrometers, sensors, light sources, optical fibers, metrology, education, oem solutions
O/E Land, Inc. - Optoelectronic and micro optics products including laser diodes
Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc. - Optical thin film coatings and components
OPOTEK - Tunable Laser Systems
Optima Precision, Inc.- Laser Diodes,  Optics,  Related Components
Optodyne - Laser-based metrology systems
Optometrics USA, Inc. - Optical components and instruments
OPTRA - Electro-optical products and design services
Oriel Instruments - Equipment to make, move, and measure light.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors - LEDs, high power pulsed and CW laser diodes, other lighting devices
Oxford Lasers, Inc. - Copper Vapor Lasers
Pangolin Laser Systems - Laser manufacturers., links
Pantotek Technologies Inc. - Laser and NL crystals, optics, pointers, modules, more.
Parallax Technology, Inc. - CO2 laser tubes sales and service.
PD-LD, Inc. - Laser diodes, LEDs, detectors, collimators, more
Photon, Inc. - Laser beam profiling
Photon Systems, Inc. - Deep UV lasers and related analytic instruments
Photon Technology International - Photonics components, instruments
Photonic Cleaning Technologies - Same as Opticlean
Photonics Industries, Inc. - Diode pumped solid state lasers - all types
PicoQuant GmbH - Pulsed diode lasers, LED sources, more.
PLASMA, JSC - (Russia) - HeCd lasers, HeNe lasers, CO2 lasers, thyratrons, spark gaps
PLT Technology, Inc. - High power laser diodes
Polytec PI - Piezo stages, SS, excimer, dye lasers.
Positive Light, Inc. - UV, DPSS Nd:YLF, Ti:Sapph, more.
Power Technology - AC & DC HeNe Power Supplies
Power Technology - HeNe Power Supply Options
Power Technology Inc. - Laser Diodes/Modules/HeNe PSs/more
Precision Projection Systems - Components for Light Effects/Shows
Preco Golden Laser - Precision marking and cutting laser systems
Pulslight Company (Bulgaria) - Copper bromide lasers for industry and medicine


Q-Peak Applied Photonic Systems, Inc. - DPSS lasers, contract R&D
Qioptiq (was LINOS Photonics): Lasers, optics, mechanics, more.
QPhotonics, LLC - Laser diodes, superluminescent diodes, LEDs, modules, systems.
Quantronix Corporation - High power solid state lasers.
Quantum Technology, Inc. -- NL optics, EO, HV drivers, etc.
Radiant Dyes - Dye lasers, accessories, more.
Quarton, Inc. - Laser pointers, laser sights, laser tools. more.
Raicol -- Nonlinear and electrooptic crystals and elements
Red Optronics - Laser and non-linear crystals and precision optics
Renishaw - Metrology, laser measurement, calibration, more
RGBLase LLC - Lasers, optics, coating services, more
Rocky Mountain Instrument - Electro-optics system design, dev., mfg.
Rofin-Baasel Inc. - Lasers for marking, welding and cutting applications
Rofin-Sinar Technologies - High power CO2, Nd:YAG, diode lasers, markers
Reaserch Electro-Optics (REO) - Optical coatings, tunable HeNe lasers, more.
Roithner-Lasertechnik (Austria) - Diode lasers, LEDs, laser components, more
Rolyn Optics California - Optics for Industry
Ross Optical Industries - Optics of all kinds
SensorPhysics - Laser beam diagnostics instruments
Scitec Instruments Ltd (UK) - DPSS lasers, laser pointers, non-linear crystals, optics
Scitec Instruments (Poland) - DPSS lasers and many other laser-related products
Sensors Unlimited, Inc.
Shanghai AIBO Laser Equipment Cc.,Ltd. - Hene laser tubes and complete HeNe lasers, CO2 laser tubes, more.
Shanghai Dream Lasers Technology - DPSS Green, Blue & Red Lasers, Precision Optics and Nonliear Crystals
Shanghai Jue Hua Laser Technology Development Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Laser & Optics Century Co., Ltd. - DPSS lasers, custom optics, crystals
Shanghai Uniwave Technology (China) - DPSS Lasers, optics, crystals
Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas - Optoelectronic Components
Sintec Optronics Pte Ltd (Singapore) - CO2, DPSS, YAG, diode lasers, PSUs, machining systems, more.
SIOS Meßtechnik GmbH Ilmenau - Metrology systems
SLC: Scientific Laser Connection - Training modules for science, physics, and more, related lasers, optics, accessories.
SOC Showa Optronics Co., Ltd. (Japan) - HeNe and other lasers, optics, more
SOPRA, Inc. - High energy excimer lasers and optical instruments
SP3 Plus (UK) - Distributor of DPSS lasers and other optics
Spectra-Physics Lasers - Lasers and laser systems, optics, etc.
SPECTRAL laser (Italy) - High power HeNe, sealed CO2 lasers, power supplies
Spectronika Ltd. - CV lasers and systems - Laser beam diagnostic intruments/software and laser power meters
Standa (Lithuania) - Optical tables and hardware, stages, DPSS lasers and laser diode controllers
Stanford Research Institute - Scientific instruments including the NL-100 nitrogen laser
StockerYale Inc. (formerly Lasiris, Inc.) - Lasers for structured lighting, more.
Superconix, Inc. - Laser crystals, non-linear crystals, more
Synrad - CO2 Laser Manufacturer
Litton/Airtron/Synoptix - Laser and non-linear crystals
Technic a Laser - DPSS lasers and laser pointers. DPSS laser parts
Teem Photonics - Passively Q-switched microlasers, integrated optics
Thorlabs, Inc. - Optics, laser diodes and drivers, LD database
Thomson-CSF Laser Diodes
Tembercon - Fiber and fiber optic components including design, repair, more.
TOPTICA Photonics AG - Diode and fiber lasers, wavelength meters, other photonics
TOPTICA Photonics AG - Tunable lasers, laser diodes, scanning fabry-perots, optical disk testers, more.
Toshiba Optoelectronics -- Optoelectronics
Transverse Industries Co., Ltd. - Green DPSS laser modules, other laser products
U-Oplaz Technolgies, Inc. - Non-linear crystals, optics. Distributor for CASIX
Umicore Laser Optics - CO2 laser optics and beam delivery systems
Unique-m.o.d.e. - Customized high power diode laser systems
Universal Laser Systems, Inc. - Sealed RF excited air-cooled CO2 lasers
US-Lasers Inc. - Laser diodes and laser diode modules
U.S. Fiber Systems and Supplies - Fusion splicers, test equipment, fiber optic equipment, fiber, patch cords, more
ValpeyFisher - Ultrasonics and Optics
VLOC - Laser crystals, doublers, polarizers, and other optics
Voltage Multipliers, Inc. - High voltage power supplies and components
Voltex, Inc. - HeNe laser power supplies and tester
Wavelength Electronics - Laser diode drivers, TE coolers, heaters
Winters Electro-Optics, Inc. - Iodine stabilized HeNe lasers
ZAP-IT Laser Alignment Paper
Z C & R Coatings for Optics, Inc. - Precision Optical Coating
Zygo Corporation - Metrology systems and components, more
Zygo Corporation - ZMI Series Laser Heads

Laser and Optics Related Organizations & Publications

AILU - Association of Industrical Laser Users (UK)
CORD - Center for Occupational Research and Development
CRC Press - Electro-Optics/Lasers
CVRL Color & Vision database
EIO - Laser Information and Technical Forum
IBM Research | IBM Technical Journals
Industrial Laser Solutions
Lasers & Optronics Magazine
Lasers & Optics - Web Science Resources
LaserFest - Celebrating 50 years of laser innovation
Laser Focus World - Magazine and services
Laser Institute of America - Laser Safety
Optical Society of America - The Photonics Resource Center
Optoelectronics World
Opto & Laser Europe
Optics and Epics, Physics and Fiction
Photonics Online - Info on lasers, photonics, optronics industries
Photonics Tech Briefs
Photonics Spectra Online -
SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering -- The Optics, Photonics, and Lasers Resource
UKLEO - UK Laser and Electro-Optics Association

Laser and Optics On-Line Auctions

LabX Magazine: Auction Page - Check seller and buyer negative and neutral eBay feedback ratings
eBay Auction: Main Page
eBay Auction Search - Laser Equipment by Type
eBay Auction Search: Laser and Related Stuff
eBay Auction Search: Laser Power Supply and Exciter
eBay Auction Search: Specific Manufacturers' Lasers (Includes Ion,HeCd,CO2,other)
eBay Auction Search: Specific Manufacturers' Lasers (Mostly HeNe)
eBay Auction Search: Interesting, Strange, Old, Vintage Lasers
eBay Auction Search: Laser Light Show Items
eBay Auction Search: Transformer and Vacuum Equipment

Laser Show Sites and Manufacturers

Arrow Sound, Light, and Laser (Swiss)
Build your own Laser Lightshow - Use cheap scanners and Lissajous software
Cirrect Laser Scientific Co., Ltd. (China) - Lasers, scanners, and other electro-optic and computer technology
Creative Laser Media and Design - Event productions, sales, and installations
Digi_Art Lasershow und Multimedia
DPSS Laser Specifications and Prices
EIO - Laser Light Show Hyper-Email Discussion Group
EIO - Laser Light Show Information and Technical Forum
ELM - Home Built Laser Projector
The Entertainment Laser Association (E-L-A, UK)
Freitag Technologies GmbH - Production, rental, components
International Laser Display Association (ILDA)
International Laser Productions (Indonesia) - Includes DPSS modules
J and K Laser Productions - Laser light shows
Jason Lavoie's Laser Show Lasers Page
JM Laser Display - Catweazle system and DPSS laser
Laser Electronics Ltd. - Laser shows and displays
Laser F/X International - Home Page
Laserforum - Audio-Visual Laser Presentations
Laser Images, Inc. Laserium - Light show equipment
Laserist Magazine/ILDA news, tech focus, links, photos
Laser Laser Production - Laser light show productions
LazerMagic - Laser shows & equipment
Laser Show Safety - Some basic info but purpose of Web site unclear
Laser Show Technology ( - Inside a galvo scanner.
LasPro Lasertecknik -Show laser systems and laser show production
LOBO Lasersysteme - Light show equipment
Lumalaser - Laser show projectors
MVS Lasertechnik - Laser display systems, software
Nitelite Lasers Products & Services
New Method Lasers (Now One Stop Laser Shop) - Laser Light show equipment, software
Norm's Home Made Laser Show - Nearly everything from scratch
One Stop Laser Shop (Formerly New Method Lasers) - Laser light show equipment, software
Oracle Laser Productions (Australia and Singapore)
Pangolin Laser Systems - Laser show software
Precision Projection Systems - Laser show systems, components, software
RGB Laser System International - Laser show systems
Showlasers - Laser light shows and equipment
Star Light & Magic - Light show equipment, parts, supplies
Strictly FX - Special effects [ pyrotechnics + cryogenics + laser light shows + flame effects + confetti ]
Technological Artisans - Laser show rental, purchase, components.

Barcode Scanners

TAL Technologies - serial data acquisition including barcode

Color/Perception/Vision Sites/Information/Links

Color Science (Bruton)
LAB Color Space (linecolor)
Vision Science Links - Lighting Research Center (RPI)

Holography Sites

3D Imagery - A Hologram Production Site
EIO - Holography Hyper-Email Discussion Group
EIO - Holography Information and Technical Forum
Handmade Holographic Materials (Crispers)
Holocom, Inc. - Holography informatiion
Holografie - Do it yourself - So einfach wie noch nie !
Hologram Home of Liti 3D - Animated full color holograms (they claim)
Hologram - Holograms and holographic products - dedicated to holography
Holography Beneath the Surface (James D. Trolinger)
HoloLight - Holography, holograms, holographic applications
Holophile, Inc. - Hologram displays for marketing.
Holostar - Courses, forum, gallery, links
Holoworld - Laser pointer holography
Holoworld - The Internet Webseum of Holography
Inexpensive Laser SSY-1 Pulsed Holography
Integraf -- Holographic film, plates, kits, and resources
Odhner Holographics - Holograms and holographic equipment
POLYGRAMA - Emulsions
RabbitHoles® 3D Motion Holograms - Full Color 3D Animated Posters
Ralcon Development Lab - Design and fabrication of HOEs, DOEs and hybrid optical systems
Red Sensitive DCG Holography Kit
Royal Holographic Art Gallery - Includes holography FAQ
Slavich (lithuania) - Supplies, information
VOXEL/Holorad - Medical Imaging: Holograms from CT and MRI data
Yahoo! Gruppi : Hololaser
Andy Lesniak's Hologram Printer Page
Colin Kaminski's Holography Forum
Colin Kaminski's Holography Web Site
J. D. Welch's Holography page
Kris Meerlo's Holography in the Netherlands - homemade hologramms
Ted Park's Holography Experiences
Tom's Burgess' Holography Page
Yves Gente The Ultimate Holography (France) - Holograms, supplies, some lasers, information

Hobbyist/Personal Laser and Optics Sites

Alan Yates' Laboratory - RF and Optical Bolometer
Allen Analian's Laserscope 800 Series Information, Service Manual, Technicians Manual
Aron and Justin's Online Laboratory - Laser, high voltage, and other projects.
Bunnykiller's Morelaser Page - Dying argon ion tubes welded into one, future CO2 laser
Coherent D3 430-10 - a photoset on Flickr
Ethan's Homepage - Includes HeNe, argon ion, mostly laser show related
Flavio's Copper Vapour Laser Photos
Flavio's Elliott HeNe laser from the 1970s Photos
Flavio's Ringr Laser Gyro Photos
Gento's Laser Page (German)
HP 5526 Laser Interferometer Page - Dave Meier
HP Laser Interferometer Evolution Page (Dave Meier)
Ivan Gomez's Laser Show Page
Ivan Gomez's Coherent I-90 Photo Gallery
Laser Ben's photosets on Flickr - Photos of various lasers
Leslie's Dissection of a Blu-Ray Reader Assembly - Photos and description
Ryan Haanappel - Laser experience (on resume page)
Indrek's Red Laser Diode-Ectomy from DVD Burner Page
JDSU microBlue Lasers - a photoset on Flickr
Jerrod Kinsey - HeNe laser powered by charged PVC pipe (You Tube)
John M's Lasers Page - Miscellaneous HeNe, DPSS bits.
Tommy Johnson's Quantel 581C Yag laser - Experiences in repairing/restoring this laser for pulsed holography
Joss Research Institute Web Report: The Metrologic Cadmium Laser Laser Gallery Laser Gallery - Coherent Compass 532 DPSS Laser Product Documentation Page
Peter Krogen's Lasers Project Page - Diode, DPSS, LPS, HeNe, Ar/Kr ion, and CO2.
Peter Krogen's Lasers, Robotics, Tesla Coils, Rocketry, GPS, and Other Projects Page
Peter Krogen's Coherent Avia Thor Rebuild and Enhance Page
Peter Krogen's High Power 445 nm Laser Diode Page
Kreso's Interests Page - Tesla coils, lasers, etc.
Leslie Wright's Laser Pages - HeNe , Yag, N2, dye lasers, PS3 violet diode dissection, more.
The LUXAR RF Excited Waveguide CO2 Laser
Macona's Summit Lasic Laser Pictures
Marcin's Green DPSS Laser Module Dissection
Alberto Marturini's Laser Page (Italian) - Assorted laser projects
Milan's homemade KDP crystals growing attempt - a set on Flickr
Mitch's Sharplan 3000 YAG Laser Conversion Project - Improving beam quality
My cheap Chinese laser experience (Neon Forests)
Jonathan Newport's Monochromator Project Page - Interface for Verity 200
Poul's CLM 4 Cambridge Argon Laser Page - photos. description, request
David Prutchi's Laser Page - Yag, ruby, Co2, diode, more,
Nathan Rhoades' The Museum of Abiscus - High voltage, laser, other projects.
Sape's Blog » Blog Archive » My Homebuilt HeNe Laser Lamp
Scott's Tesla Coil, Lasers, and Other Stuff
Sharplan 720 Laser - A record of reverse engineering
Showlaser Backstage Projects - Main ones are multi-watt green and red DPSS laser systems
Photos of Spectra-Physics R2 Laser
Peter Terran's Laser Page - HeNe, YAG, Co2, diode, more.
TMLaser Pro Systems - Includes ALC68, GM20, Colorbox, and optical bench pics, more
VINCA Mini TEA CO2 laser head photos (Patrick J.)
White laser pointer - It can be done (
W's Grating Based Optical Spectrum Analyzer with CCD Readout
W's Laser Project Page - DPSS, argon ion, SFPI, more.
W's Laser Project Page - DPSS, argon ion , SFPI, more (mirror of above)
W's Controller for the 315M-100 DPSS laser head

Miscellaneous Laser and Optics Sites

3D Digitizer - Diff Scan - Laser + diffraction grating triangulation
405 nm 4-6x burner diode test - Photonlexicon
Aculux - Optical triangulation laser rangefinders.
Almaz Optics, Inc. - Optical materials, components, nonlinear crystals, more.
The Amateur Telescope MakingPage
American LaserWare - Laser marking software
The ATM Site: Resources and Techniques for Amateur Telescope Makers
Aurora 40 Air Cooled Medium Frame Ion Laser power supply INSTRUCTIONS
The Blake Laser - Home-built CO2 laser-based CNC cutting machine
Cable U. - Everything you ever wanted to know about fiber optic cabling
Center for X-Ray Optics - CXRO
Dangerous Labs Laser Page - DPSS and CO2 examples
EdgeWISE Tools, Inc. - Laser cutters for fabric, textile and airbags
E-O Devices - Pulsed laser diode driver, optical receiver, laser rangefinder
Fiat Lux - Student project dealing with light
Fiber Optic Fabry-Perot Interferometer Page
The Garching Frequency Chain - Precise optical frequency measurements
GSCI-IR Optics - Night vision optics
Hack N Mod - Led, laser, and light hacks
Holoverse - 3D Displays
J.K. Erwin Corporation - Small Beam Shear Interferometer
Josh's Lab - Lasers, HV pulsed power, more
Laser 1, Ltd, - Laser cutting
Laser-Based System Achieves Cinematic-Quality Projection (Photonics Online)
Laser Gun - CollegeHumor video - DPSS bursting multiple baloons
The Lasers and Lidar Group - University of Montana
Laser Pointer Forum (, Wicked Lasers)
Linden Laser Systems - Large screen laser projector
LMI - Non-contact measurement and control
McShane, Inc. - Temperature and other process controllers
MetroLaser, Inc. - Holographic non-desctructive testing, themometry, more.
Mini TEA CO2 laser head - Vinca Institue of Nuclear Sciences
Newton Research Labs, Inc - Vision systems, laser trackers, more
Optical Coating Library (JK Consulting)
Optics for Research - Custom optics
PS3 Violet laser (Electricstuff)
P.T.G. Precision Technology Center Laser Glass Cutting Systems
Ring Laser Project - University of Canterbury
Siltec - Fiber Optic Sensors
Simple3D -- 3D Scanners, Digitizers, and Software for 3D Models and Measurements
Sonar Blu-ray Laser: How They Make It - Gizmodo
SPI Optics - High power fiber lasers
Technium OpTIC - Technology and incubation centre
Transimpedance Photodiode Circuit Spreadsheet Modeling
W's Reprogramming the Newport Model 835 Power Meter Page
W's Scanning Fabry-Perot Interferometer


1st Appliance - Appliance parts and repair
A Two-into-one Homemade Neon Dimmer
All-Appliance-Parts.Com - Parts, on-line chat, email help.
All Appliance Parts, Inc.- Parts, on-line chat, email help (same as above).
Appliance Aid - Large appliance info, repair, links, parts/mfgs, email help, more. - Large appliance forums, manuals, more.
Appliance Parts - Includes repair forum
Appliance Parts From Appliance Help
Appliance Parts From PartSelect - Includes basic tips on appliance repair
Appliance Parts - Discount appliance parts
Appliance-Repair-It - Appliance repair guide for all major home appliances
Appliance Repair Net - EB Large appliance repair manuals for sale.
Appliance411 - Appliance purchasing, service, repair, links, forum, info.
Battery Technology, Inc.
Battery University - Lots of info on batteries
Cagle's Secure on-line sales of JennAir, Kitchenaid, Appliances and Parts.
Calrad Inc. World Wide Web Site
Colin Electric - Electric motor service
Dale Electric Supply
eSpares - Appliance parts and accessories (UK)
Easy Appliance Parts - Repair parts for major applicances -- Large appliance repair info/forum/email help
Garrell's Appliance Center / Service, Repair, Parts
Gracie Appliance - Heating and cooling
Grainger - Equipment and supplies
Leeson Single Phase Electric Motor characteristics and applications
Maytag Services Online Parts - Includes diagrams for multiple brands
Mike Clock Clinic
The Old Appliance Club
PartSelect - Repair parts for major appliances
PartSelect - Resources and appliance repair help
Point and Click Appliance Repair - Appliance parts and free repair help.
Power Factor Article (Microconsultants) - Everything refrigerator related including troubleshooting, repair, parts, more - Large appliance parts, help, and more (same as above).
Repair Clinic - Large appliance parts, help, and more.
Sears Parts Direct - On-line store
Single to Three Phase Convertor Info (mwn)
Small - Appliance parts
Spares 2 (UK) - Appliance parts, spares and accessories
Therm-O-Disc Home Page
The Toaster Museum Foundation
Voltage Converter Superstore & Guide: History of Worldwide Electric Voltage and Frequency


8-Track Heaven -- 8 Track Tapes, Players, Eight Track Tape Collecting, and 8-Track Mind Zine
Angela Instruments - Audio components and kits
Antique Electronic Supply Online! - Free audio equipment schematics and manuals
Audio Analogue(tm) Unofficial WWW page
Audio Service Manuals - A. G. Tannenbaum
Duncan's Amp Pages - Guitar amps, tube info, design tools
Free Speed Check - Turntable strobe discs and more
GEO - the Guitar Effects Oriented Web Page
HeadWize - A NonProfit Resource Site for Headphones and Headphone Listening.
HeadWize - Library (Audio Projects)
Milbert Amplifiers, Inc.
Musical Instrument Technicians Association - Specialize parts sources
Naked Resource Audio
Peavey Electronics Corporation Internet Site
Speaker Parts - Newfoam, Speaker Repair, Speaker Parts, Speaker Foam, Replacement Speakers - Reconing, re-edge kits, new speakers
Tube Amp FAQ (~keen)
Tube Amp Troubleshooting (~keen)
Tube Asylum - Vacuum tube amp, etc., BBS
Unique Audio Products (Humor, really!)
Valve Radio Repair and Restoration
Vintage Video Transfer Recovery Restoration - Antique EIAJ Quadruplex audio 1/2" inch open reel
Wholesale Audio Accessories - Includes speaker reform kits

CD/DVD/LD/MD/Optical Disc

A Fundamental Introduction to the Compact Disc Player
Adding a Digital Audio I/O to the Sony D141
Audio Compact Disk - An Introduction (University of Washington) - Blu-ray players, movies, etc.
Blu-ray Disc Association
CD Media World - All sorts of CD and DVD information
CD-R FAQ (Andy McFadden)
CD-ROM Technical Summary
CED Magic (Obsolete RCA system)
DiscoVision Player Guide
Dissection of a Blu-Ray Reader Assembly - Photos and description (Leslie)
DVD - CD Technology at a glance - Welcome to Philips Laser Optics
DVD Demystified
Holographic Versatile Disc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
LaserDisc Archive (Julien Wilk)
LaserDisc FAQ
LaserDisc Home Page (BLAM Entertainment Group)
LaserDisc Manuals (Dragons Lair)
LaserDisc UK Web Site - Info, links on most LD players
Magnovox VH8000 - Photos and more (Picasa Web Albums)
MCA DiscoVision History
MD Community Page: User and Service Manuals
MD Community Page: Homepage
Metropoli files - CDROM info and drivers
Molecular Expressions Microscopy Primer- CD Lasers: Interactive Java Tutorial
Bob Niland's LaserDisc FAQs
OSTA Home Page
Philips Sound & Vision: New technologies - CD, CDI, LD, DVD, etc.
Pioneer enters LaserDisc
Pioneer LD-V8000 Archive (
S/PDIF Interface Standards
UVA Virtual Lab: The Inner Workings of CD/DVD Drives


Jeff Frohwein's Technical Central - Game Boy repair
Randy Fromm's Web Site - Everything for arcade games
Mike's Arcade Shop - Arcade game restoration
NES Repair Shop - Nintendo game parts, service
Pinball, Video and Jukebox corner -
Pinball Machine Repair (Marvelous Marvin) - All pinball

Home Maintenance and Repair

AAA Remotes - Garage door opener parts, on-line exploded diagrams
Aubuchon Learning Center - How To Links
Bell System Memorial - Everything to do with old phones and the Phone Company - DIY home Improvement/repai
Code Check: Building codes - constr., plumb., mech., elect.
Consumer Reports Online
CSICOP/Skeptical Inquirer/Jan 98/Magnetic Water and Fuel Treatment:
Do It Yourself Household Hints and More
Electrical Wiring FAQ - Electricians and NEC Q&A, tools, links, more.
Electricity Around the World
GFCI by Sam Goldwasser (in Code Check)
Historic Telephones from Answers Direct - Home improvement planning, ideas, how-to's, and repairs
Home Automation Systems, Wiring and Electronics |
Home Improvement & Repairs from Hometime
Home Maintenance and Repair
MisterFixit dot com
National Electric Code Internet Connection
Navy - Antique telephones information and repair
Old Time Telephones! Technology, Restoration and Repair by Ralph O. Meyer (book)
Phone-Man's Home Page
Telecom Terminology (
Telephone Tribute - Technical information
Telephones UK - Telephones 1960-1980
The Electrical Resource - Links to electrical construction, maintenance, operation, equipment, supplies, more.
The Sci.Engr.Heat-Vent-AC F.A.Q. - faq1.htm
Western Electric Products - Telephones

IR Remote Controls and Protocols

1-800-Remotes remote controls for TV DVD beat universal remotes
Epanorama: Optoelectronics
LIRC - Linux Infrared Remote Control
One for all, Everything under control
Panasonic Parts & Accessories
RadioShack Product Support
RCA TV electronics DVD players DirecTV DSS VCRs camcorders audio products
Remote Central - Universal remote control reviews and more!
nt remote controls
Remotes - Radio Shack and One-For-All Remotes - Remote controls, original remotes, universal remote controls, tv remote
Sony consumer electronics guide: Customer Service
Universal Remote Control Codes
US Electronics
Zenith Electronics Corporation: Home

Microwave Oven

Richardson Electronics - Magnetrons specifications
AMI - Microwave repair parts
AWI - Microwave oven parts
All Appliance Parts
Microtech - How to Fix Microwave Ovens
Microtech - Microwave Oven Repair Safety Considerations
Microtech - Microwave Repair Database
Microtech - The Magnetron Tube: Structure and Operation
Microwave Oven - Start Page (CVC lab)


AnaTek Corp.- VCR, TV, Monitor Tech Tips, etc.
CMM Inc. - Test Equipment and Monitor Sales
CNC Monitor: Parts and monitors for CNC equipment
Degaussers - Data Devices International
GEKCO - Video test pattern generators
KMR Technical Services - Monitor Repair/Technical Info
LCD Repair Projects - Monitor Test Program
Monitor Schematics Page (monitorss)
Monitor Schematics for Tech Engineers (2300+, August 2003) ist
Monitor Adjustment Info
Monitorworld - Monitor, cable, adapter database
MµShield Magnetic Shielding
Nokia - monitor test program
Repairing the flashing on-off light on the LiquidVideo L17LCD2 monitor
PassMark MonitorTest - Test monitors and LCD flat panel screens
SciTech Display Doctor
SONERA Technologies DisplayMate Video Utilities
Superput's Various Simple PC Monitor Display tests
Test patterns and images for TVs and monitors
Ultra Spec Cables - Cables, adapters, PCI FF monitor card.
VGA to workstation monitor FAQ
Video Standards Overview (Tektronix)


All Laser Service - Laser printer error code/troubleshooting info
Ames Supply Company - Copier service tools, parts, etc.
Bell Copiers (UK) - Parts, accessories, consumables, spares., advice. - FAX machine repair, info, links, consulting
Copier, Printer, Fax and MFC Cross Reference Guide
Depot America - HP and lexmark printer parts and info
Do-It-Yourself InkJet and Laser Printer Repair -
Express Partstore - Printer Parts, Ink Cartridges And Fuser Maintenance Kits For Laser, Inkjet And Dot-Matrix Printers
HP LaserJet Series II Error 50 - Illustrated repair procedure
HP - PartSurfer
Image Control - All about inkjet inks and more
Inkjet Printer Tips and Cartridge Care
Laser Wizard - Including laser printer test equipment
Metrofuser - Printer parts for service providers and resellers
Parts Now! - Parts and service, info - Includes the S.E.R Printer Repair FAQ - Hacking, cleaning, and maintaining printers
Sharp Laser Printer Error Codes (Visualhawk solution)
Smarka Copier, Fax, and Printer - Tech tips, forums, parts, suppliers, more.
The Copier Network - Copier (mostly) forum
The Printer Network - Printer (mostly) forum
The Printer Works - Laser Printers

PC (Mostly) Repair/Upgrade/Maintenance and Datacomm - Windows info, problems, support, forums.
Focus on PC Support from
The PC Technology Guide
Apple Macintosh Computer Repair Resources
ATX Power Supply Developer Specs - ATX12V_PSDG_2_2_public_br2.pdf (application/pdf Object)
CCC - Conectors and Standards: voice, data, and video
Computercraft - THE PC repair/upgrade info site
Computer History Museum - "Antique" chips
Driver download Dll service manual user guide schematic repair firmware windows software PC free :
HP Drivers, etc., ftp directory
The Hardware Book - Circuits, pinouts, cable and adapter descriptions, more.
Inverter - CCFL inverter repair for laptops/LCD monitors
Metropoli files - CDROM info and drivers
Mauritron Tech. Services - Service Info: VCR, TV, PC Repair - User/service manuals, drivers, DLLs, articles. forums, more.
Obsolete Computer Museum
PC-DISK - Hard Disks, Layouts, Jumpersettings
PeteWeb - PC Refurbishing, old card info - Pinouts for PCs, adapters, cell phones, etc.
Ray's Packard Bell Web Site
Superput's Hardware Page - PC pinouts, monitor test patterns, links.
The PC Guide! - Config., upgrade, troubleshooting, repair
Troubleshooters.Com: PCs, Win95, Internet, etc.
VESA Home Page - Video Standards Association
VGA timing information
Sutton Designs Network Power Protection Products
Ultra Spec Cables - Cables, adapters, PCI FF monitor card.

Small Engines/Equipment Sites/Information

Briggs & Stratton - Small engines
CheapMowerParts - Lawn mower and other yard equipment
CM Small Engines Small Engine Parts
Kohler - Small engines
Lawn-Boy - Lawn mowers and snow blowers
Lawn Mower Repair and Maintenance Help
Manufacturer's Supply - Small Engine and Lawn Mower Parts
M & D Mower Repair
Neil's Tecumseh Throttle and Carburetor Linkage
Oscar Wilson Engines & Parts Inc
Outdoor Power Equipment - Includes links to manuals, belt and engine torgue specs, more. - Small engine parts
PowerLine Equipment - Small enginer repair and parts
Replacement Commercial Parts Warehouse - Lawn mower parts and more
Small Engines Discussion List - Signup
Tecumseh - Small engines
The Small Tractor FAQ - Homepage
Tower Hobbies - Radio Controlled Engines Made Easy!
Transistor ignition circuit patent (4163437)
V.E Petersen - Small engine, marine, industrial, and automotive parts

Switchmode Power Supply

ATX Power Supply Repair - Nuts and Volts Magazine
How to Convert a Computer ATX Power Supply to a Lab Power Supply - WikiHow
IR, Corp. - Electronic Ballasts using IR215X Devices (AN995a)
IR, Corp - Electronic Ballast. Compact Fluorescent (irplcfl1.pdf)
IR, Corp - Electronic Ballast. Linear Fluorescent Tube (irpllnr1.pdf)
IR. Corp - Ultra-Compact F-lamp Ballasts using IR51 (DT95-3)
International Rectifier Corporation
Lambda Electronics Inc. - Main Menu - Power supply manufacturer database
Power Integrations - Reference SMPS Designs
Simple Inverter (Aaron Cake)
SMPS Links - Lazar's Electronics Corner
Superput's Electronics Page - Inverters, SMPSs, PICs, glossary, links
Switching-Mode Power Supply Design (
Switching Power Supply (SMPS) Design - Tutorials, circuits, tools
Switching-Mode Power Supply Website Links
Easy Design of the Optimum Topology Boostbuck (Cuk) Family of Power Converters
200W ATX PC POWER SUPPLY - Includes several PC and ATX PSU schematics
TI Off-Line SPMS Failure Modes PWM Switchers and DC-DC Converters


1.5 Volt Strobo with a Kodak Max Disposable Camera
Allegro | Products | A8438 Photoflash Capacitor Charger with IGBT Driver
Don's Xenon Flash and Strobe Page
EG&G (now Perkin-Elmer) Technical Papers
Flash Technical Primer (
The Hacker's Guide to the SX-70 (SX-70-FAQ)
My party strobe light - Good use for old PC/Monitor?
Prototype Studio Flash - built from decommissioned photocopiers
WJ's Infrared & Photography Homepage
Wolf Camera & Video Home Page
Xenon Corporation - High performance Xe Products


AnaTek Corp.- VCR, TV, Monitor Tech Tips, etc.
B.A.D.A.R.C. TV Fault Database - Mostly UK models
Degaussers - Data Devices International
Electronique Grand Public (French) - TV site
Electronix Corp. - VCR, TV, Repair, Parts, Service
FCC TV Interference Handbook (copy on Kyes TV Web site)
GEKCO - Video test pattern generators
Houston Amateur Television Society, Inc.
Mauritron Tech. Services - Service Info: VCR, TV, PC Repair
NTSC Television Tutorials (Williamson Labs)
PALsite - The home of the PAL video system
Penders Sites - Repair of old/vintage TVs
PTS Electronics Corp. - Refurbished TV Parts
Sams Technical Publishing (formerly Howard Sams)
Sams' Photofacts
Satellite TV Information and FAQs
The Schematics Pages - TV schematics, forums, etc.
SONY Service Mode (NTSC version, Anthony W. Haukap)
Sony TV Tuner replacement YouTube video (Bill Tate)
TenLab Video Converters
Tru-line Video TECHnologies - Video adjustment FAQs - Repair shop directory. Limited but you might get lucky. - Some tech tips, suggestions.
TV, Audio and Video Repair (Spanish)
TV Service Mode Info and Software (
TV Service Mode Info and Software - Free Download ( )
TV Technical Assistance (Dennis Viereck)
UK Satellite TV Spares & Repairs
Video Standards (AMRS)
Video Standards Overview (Tektronix)

Video Cassette Recorder

AnaTek Corp.- VCR, TV, Monitor Tech Tips, etc.
Disassembly and Inspection of a VCR - EE498 Final Project
Electronix Corp. - VCR, TV, Repair, Parts, Service
Howstuffworks - How VCRs Work
Mauritron Tech. Services - Service Info: VCR, TV, PC Repair
Ronald's VCR Knowledge Page - Basics including diagrams and photos of signals
Studio Sound Service VCR Parts - Frank Fendley
VCR knowledge page - Info on VCR non-standard video signals
VCR Repair Database (
VCR Repair Database (
VCR Repair Database (
VCR Repair Instruction ( - Good stuff!
Videotape Systems Theory
Video recording formats - analog and digital (Tomi Engdali)
An introduction to VCRs (Kuhn, EE Wash)
Video University On-A-Disk

Miscellaneous Repair/Info - How can I fix my old radio?
Antique Auto and Classic Car Restoration How To (Russian) - Consumer electronics schematics
Cable U - Training and technical support on communications cabling - If it aint workin, FIX IT
Free Online Calculators for Engineers - Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, Chemical, Construction, Optical, Medical, Physics, etc...
EB5AGV's Workbench - Amateur radio and test equipment repair summaries
Electrónicos - Maintenance and repair forum (Spanish)
iFixit: The free repair manual
Organ Service Corporation - Home Page
Repairs.Com - Find a repair shop or contractor, more
W D Greenhill & Co. - Electronic musical instrument repair and parts

Manuals/Schematics/Repair Guides - Automotive Manuals, Wiring Diagrams and Service Literature
A. G. Tannenbaum - Service manuals.
Antique Radio Resources: Schematics
ARTEK MEDIA - Test equipment (mostly, and mostly HP.Tek) manuals - Free audio equipment schematics and manuals
BOMARC Services - Reverse engineered schematics
Camera instruction manuals - Free downloads
Complete Service Manuals (
Consolidated Surplus Manuals - Test equipment manual sales and rentals
Cooke International Second User Electronic Test and Measuring Equipment
DataSouth Services - Free test equipment manual downloads - Schematics, service manual archive, datasheets, more. - Schematic diagrams for TV,monitors, audio, more.
Electronics Test Equipment Service/Operations Manuals (aa4df)
EService - Free electronics service info
Fast Repair Guide -CRT, LCD, Plasma, DVD, some free guides
Fixit USA - Consumer electronics service manuals
HCSD Online - Service manuals for Austrialian consumer electronics
Heathkit Downloads (
Heathkit Manuals (Data Professionals)
The Heathkit Virtual Museum - Some schematics and info
HitachiServiceUSA Public Entry
HP Equipment - Manuals archive
Infotronix - Hard to find/out of print manuals, schematics, info
KDTV - Service Manuals
KO4BB's Manuals Directory
KODAK: Slide Projectors Family: Service Manuals
ManualDirectory - User and owner manuals (free, same as Servicing Manuals)
ManualMan - Vintage manuals for amateur, audio, and radio related equipment
Manual Merchant - Test equipment manuals
Manuals 4 You - User and service manuals - Consumer electronics (fee for download)
Manuals Plus - Test Equipment Manuals
Mauritron Technical Services (UK) - Manuals. publications, CDROM
Miscellaneous Service Manuals (
MI Technologies - Monitor Schematics
Nikon F series Service Repair Factory Manuals - User/service manuals, drivers, DLLs, articles. forums, more.
Panasonic New Zealand Support Site - Some manuals
Raymond Sarrio Co. - Manuals - Find your user guide, user guide, instruction manual or owner manual instantly !
Sams Technical Publishing (Sams' Photofacts, etc.)
SBC Manuals/Schematics Downloads
SBC Manuals/Schematics Downloads Mirror Site
Schematics and Service Manuals - TV, monitor, laptop, more
Schematics, Datasheets, Service Manuals Exchange - Growing collection of free info
Sencore Electronics Service Department
Service Manuals and User Manuals, Repair Manuals and Schematics
Service Manuals - PDF copies for consumer electronics
ServiceManuals.Net - Consumer electronics service manuals
Servicing-Manuals - User and owner manuals (free, same as MaualsDirectory)
Share FX - Free service manual, schematics, circuit diagrams, etc.
Simpson Electric Operator's Manuals - Simpson test equipment - Vintage consumer electronics manuals
TekNet Electronics - Electronic test equipment and manuals
Tektronix PDF Manuals - A few most popular scopes
Roy Tellason's Excess Documentation Page - Manuals (mostly audio related) available.
Test Equipment Manual Sharing and PDF Production.
Test Equipment Manuals (Max-Gain Systems)
Tom's Test Equipment Manuals on CD, Tektronix, HP, many others.
Treasure Chest Corp. - Owner's and Service Manuals. Many Brands/Types
Michelle Troutman - Manuals for older equipment, test equipment, more - User/operation manuals
Vintage Manuals
Vinyl Engine - Turntable manuals and other info
West Florida Components: Electronic components, antique radio schematics
Wizards Electronics - Over 85,000 manuals
W.J. Ford Surplus Enterprises - Test equipment manuals
Vintage/Antique Clock and Watch Repair

Education and Tutorials

101 Science - Science Learning Center (
ABCentral - Links to all sorts of educational resources
All About Circuits :: Complete guide to Electric Circuits - Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and much more
Bad Designs - Table of Contents
Basic Electronic Design, Build, and Test (gknott5413)
Basic Electronics (
Basic Electronics (Graham Knott)
Basics of Electricity (engi202)
Brian's Electronics Page - ELCAD (Basic electronics CAD program)
Electronics Basics (
Electronics - The basics (gunghey)
Electronic Design Info (Satcure)
Electronics Educational Links (
Electronics tutorials links (Component Kits, LLC)
The Electronics Workshop
EPE - Basic Soldering Guide
Testfreaks - Reviews and tests consumer electronics
The Geek Group
The Heathkit Virtual Museum
How Stuff Works - Introductory articles on common technology
How Things Work Home Page
Metrology HandBook Index
NEETS - Navy's Electrical Engineering Training Series (mirror)
NEWTON/ANL - BBS/Ask a scientist
NIST WebBook
Play-Hookey! - Introductory digital electronics, computer, optics, etc.
Twisted Pair: Learning center for electronics
UVA Virtual Lab - Science and engineering principles

Parts/Commercial Sites Online Yellow Pages - Phone Book - Business Directory - Phonebook
Electronics Manufacturers and Suppliers Links
EurekaSpot - Buy/Sell scientific, test, measuremet equipment
Octopart - Electronic components, search engine, datasheets
Thomas Regional Directory
Online Technology Exchange Web
Price Watch - Street Price Search Engine
Used Test Equipment and Used Semiconductor Production Equipment Dealers - Index
DHL/Airborne: Home
FedEx Rate Finder
United States Postal Service Rate Calculator
UPS Shipping/Tracking

Electronics Distributors/Suppliers

Action Electronics Homepage
Allegro MicroSystems Inc. (Sanken among others)
Black Box On-Line Catalog
Bulb Direct - light bulb heaven
Calrad Inc. World Wide Web Site
Coast Components, Ltd - Hard to find electronic components and semiconductors
Digi-Key Corporation Home Page
Farnell Electronic Components
H.V. Component Associates (HV diodes)
Maxim Direct: Order On-Line
Mouser Electronics
Newark Electronics
Obsolete Electronic Parts Distributors
OT Electronics - High voltage capcitors. diodes/rectifiers, wire
Radio Shack
RadioShack Corporation Home Page
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Time Electronics: Capacitors Online

Electronics Service Parts Sources

Agilent Test and Measurement Parts Catalog - Find-A-Part
Antique Electronic Supply Online!
Asti Magnetics - Flybacks, video heads, etc.
B & D Enterprises
Continental Modules - Factory direct broker of TV tuners, modules, parts.
Cosel U.S.A., Inc. - AC and DC power supplies
DIEMEN - Replacement flyback transformers
Dreisilker Electric Motors, Inc. : Power Tool Parts and Tool Repair
Electronic Parts Center - Includes flyback and CD pickups
Fargo Enterprises, Inc. - Kodak repair parts, etc.
Flyback Transformers
Grainger Industries (motors, etc.)
Headway - Supplier of obsolete electronic components
Heathkit Educational Systems/Parts - Recreation of obsolete chip functions
MCM Electronics HomePage
NEI Nationawide Electronics, Inc. - Electronics components
Pacific Semiconductors Inc. - Homepage
Panasonic Magnetrons
Panasonic Parts and Service On-line
Parts Express Home Page
Parts-Link: Pioneers in electronic parts resources.
Procure Electronic Components - Commercial & Military IC Distributor - Procure International, Inc. - Home Page
Ramsey Electronics - On-line Parts
Russell Industries - Distributor influcing PRB, EVG, more
Satcure - UK satellite TV & CB radio spares, & repairs - Parts for Sony consumer and professoral A/V equipment
Sears Parts and Accessories
Tritronics - Electronics Parts and Accessories

Surplus - Walk-In/Mail Order/On-Line

A1 Electronic Parts - New and surplus
All Electronics Corp.
Angela Instruments
B.G. Micro (Electronics, Kits, Surplus, Online Catalog)
Bull Electrical (UK) - Electronics and other surplus
CTR Surplus - Electrical, PSs, RF, Optics, more
Dan's Small Parts and Kits
DIY Electronics - Electronic Kits and Links
Electronic Goldmine. Electronic Wholesale Surplus, Electronic Kits
Electronic Rainbow
The - Surplus including HV components, test equipment, more.
EIO Electronic Surplus
Halted Specialties - HSC Electronic Supply Homepage
Herbach and Rademan
Hosfelt (Specials include laser pointers, etc.)
Images SI, Inc. - Science, robotics, electronics and technology
Information Unlimited - Weird Project Stuff
Jameco Hompage
MECI - Surplus Electronics - Mendelson's Electronics Co., Inc.
MPJA Electronics Mail Order Co.
David Prutchi's Surplus Stores - Links and comments
Resources Un-LTD
Scientific Surplus - Lab and test equipment (mostly higher priced)
Silicon Valley Surplus Sources
Surplus Electronics MECI, LLC - Variety of surplus items
Surplus Sales of Nebraska
SurplusTraders.Net - Electronics surplus - 900 Page Computer and Surplus Electronics On-Line Catalog
West Florida Components: Electronic components, antique radio schematics

Miscellaneous Parts, Kits

A1 Parts
All Electronics - New/surplus
Almost All Digital Electronics - Kits and Software
AMSL - Used lab, test, research equipment
Angela Instruments - Audio components and kits
Arcade Electronics Store - Electronics parts and supplies
Archimedes/Amazon electronics123 - Kits, books, projects, etc.
Bob Parker's Electronic Stuff
Boondog Automation - Schematics, PCB layouts, kits, etc.
Budget Robotics - Parts and supplies for DIY robotics projects
Circuit Specialists
DIY Electronics - Kits, info, links
Electronic kits and circuits for electronics lovers
Electronic Parts Mall
Dick Smith Electronics - Bob Parker's ESR and FTP Tester Kits, etc.
ESR Meter Page (Bob Parker)
Gateway Elex
Gootee Systems - Curve tracer, surplus and used equipment, etc. - 100s of electronic kits as well as parts, test equipment
IE Inc. - ESR meters, Capacitor Wizard, Doug Jones
LOPT/Flyback TesterPage (Bob Parker)
Magenta Research - Video over Cat5, CAT5 VGA and TV Systems, KVM Switches
Metric Home Page - Test Equipment
Ramsey Electronics - Kits, RF, robotics, HV, learning, much more
Silicon Valley Surplus Sources - Tiny hardware thingies of all types, LLC The NW Best Source For New and Used Hi-Tech Gizmos. Particle Measuring System Particle Counter
Technology Systems - Electronic parts and kits for the hobbist, links, schematics, more.
Tower Hobbies!
United Nuclear - X-Ray Components

Patent Information

USPTO Databases: Patent, Bibliographic, and AIDS - PDF or TIFF download by patent number
Google Patents - Patent number and advanced search
PatentStorm: U.S. Patents - Free paten search, but only text, no images at present
US Patent Search - Download complete patent by patent number
Fresh Patents - Patent applications
Delphion Patent Server
WikiPatents - Patent reviews, free patent PDFs, patent searching, and file histories
IBM Patent Server: Philips Patent 4835668 HV Power Supply
IBM Patent Server: Melles Griot Patent 4649545 Compact gas laser
IBM Patent server: Optical Feedback Locking of Semiconductor lasers. Patent #4907237
IBM Patent Server: Cyonics Patent 4625317 Internal Mirror Laser
United States Patent: 5,129,061 - Wang SDP Patent
United States Patent: 4,737,921 - Sam's DDD Patent

FCC Information

The Code of Federal Regulations
FCC ID Search Form
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Home Page
The On-line Equipment Authorization Database
Sci.Electronics FAQ: Repair: FCC IDs


The Art of Electronics - Horowitz and Hill
Delmar Publisher's Electronic Technology Resource Center
EDN On-line
Electronics Australia
Electronic Design Online
Electronics Repair Center Bookstore
Elektor Electronics - the electronics and computer magazine
Everyday Practical Electronics (EPE)/ ETI Magazine
HP Labs - Advanced Research at HP
IEEE Spectrum
Integrated Publishing - Engineering and other links
The Institute of Physics
JCheah's Tech Talk - Wireless and digital communications
LabX Magazine
Library of Congress World Wide Web (LC Web) Home Page - Text Version
Lindsay Publications
Machine Design Online
MICSCAPE - Amateur Microscopy On-Line Magazine
NASA Tech Briefs Online
Nuts & Volts Magazine
Popular Mechanics - Homepage
Popular Science - Homepage
Science Daily Magazine -- Home Page
Science Magazine
Silicon Chip Electronics Magazine for Hobby Electronics, Computing, Kits and Projects.
TechWeb - The Technology Super Site
IBM Technical Journal - HeNe Parallel Plate Laser Development

Science Sites/Information

Ask the Physicist!
A Science Portal - Some tcience and technology links
The Amateur Scientist CD-ROM - Every article and much more
American Scientist Newsletter
The Bell Jar Vacuum Newletter - Index of Electronic Articles
Common-Sense Physics. Alternative scientific theories and experiments.
Computer Animations of Waves, Interference, Mechanics, etc.
The Cyclotron Kids - High school cyclotron project plans (so far)
Electronics/Science/Hobby Projects (Bill Beaty, Main Site)
Electronics/Science/Hobby Projects -(Bill Beaty, Alternate Site)
Electrostatic Machines (Dr. Antonio Carlos Moreirão de Queiroz)
The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Fred's World of Science: Cyclotron II
Fun Science Gallery - Index - Home-built accelerators
HyperPhysics - Summary info on all sorts of physics topics
Historical Physics Teaching Apparatus
NASA Tech Briefs TechSearch - Technology of the Week
NASATV_Windows.asx (video/x-ms-asf 55644main)
NASATV_WIndows Digital_Media.asx (video/x-ms-asf 145590main)
Nobel e-Museum
NLM HyperDOC: World-Wide Web (WWW) Server of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Physics Forums
PhysicsWeb - home
Frank Potter's Science Gems
PV Scientific Instruments Online Catalog
ResonanceResearch - Science museum electrical exhibits
Review of Scientific Instruments
Robotics Resource Page | Computer Data Recovery
The Sands of Time Mechanical Museum
Santa Barbara Science - Links
Science/Electronics Links
Science Hobbiest - Bill Beaty
Science Hobbyist: The SCICLUB discussion group (Bill Beaty)
Science Blog - Blogs on many science-oriented topics
Science Jokes
Science News Online - The Weekly Newsmagazine of Science
Science Toys - Supplier and info for cool science projects
Scientific American - Amateur Scientist Index (SAS)
Scientific American - Amateur Scientist Index (K2PGP)
SciQuest - Scientific information and products search
Search4science - Search for scientific info
Shufflebrain - Giving salamanders frog thoughts and more
Tesla Systems Research - Tesla coils and other science demonstration products
The Science Guide
SciCentral: Gateway to the Best Science and Engineering Online Resources
TIPTOP/VLAB - Physics related simulations, animations, etc.
Wonderquest with April Holladay
X-ray Generation Forum (Mike Gray)

Weird Stuff

Sam Barros' PowerLabs! - Chemlabs, high voltage, lasers, more.
Barry's Coilgun Design Site - Theory, design, implementation
Can Crusher Home Page - RPI Plasma Dynamics Lab toy
Information Unlimited - Weird project and parts
Lightning On Demand - Really big sparks
The Museum Of Electricity
Nyle Steiner's (K7NS) Cool Stuff Page - Homemade CRTs, TEA lasers, more
Peter's Tesla Coil Page
POWERLABS's Microwave Experiments Page!
Science Hobbyist: Amateur Science experiments, demonstrations, projects
Teralab - Experiments, electronics and historic technology.

Vintage Adders, Calculators. and Computers

The Friden Web Site
Friden EC-130 Electronic Calculator
Datamath Calculator Museum
The Friden SRW
Friden Model STW-10 Electro-Mechanical Calculator
Calculating Machines -
The Museum of HP Calculators
The Museum of HP Calculators - Motor Driven Mechanical Calculators
The Old Calculators Web Museum
Vintage Calculators Web Museum
D-17B - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
D17B Computer Applications

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