Sam's Neat, Nifty, and Handy Bookmarks

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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. :)

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,JA)
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)

Major Resources

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
NESDA - Network of Professional Servicers
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

General Tech Tips/FAQs Sites

AA4DF's Electronics Repair (VCR, TV, Audio, Ham Radio)
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 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
Raymond Sarrio Co. - Full serivce amateur radio site
SolderSmoke -- A podcast for electronic homebrewers!
WA2ISE's Home Page of Radios


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

Build Your Own Arcade Controls FAQ
Bunker of DOOM - Electronics, amateur radio, computers, much more.
British Amateur Electronics Club Archive
Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ - Battery manufacturers. brand names, references and information links
Delabs circuits - Electronic Schematic Diagrams
Cathode Corner - home of the Scope Clock
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
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)
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)
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

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 (
CommLinx Electronic Circuit Schematics
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
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.
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)
Gootee Systems - Curve tracer, surplus electronics, antique radios, etc.
GEKCO - Video test pattern generators
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
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.
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
Counterfeit Transistors
Datasheet Archive
Datasheet4you - Datasheet library, search, links - Integrated circuits, diodes, triacs, and other semiconductors.
DigChip IC database - Datasheets and electronic component sourcing
JEDEC Semiconductor Standards
THE Semiconductor Resource Page
Transistors Japonais (French) - Japanese transistor cross reference

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)

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

Miscellaneous Component Info/Links

Amidon Associates - Iron powder and ferrite, including cores and transformers
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!
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
Ohmcraft -- High voltage resistors.
Sola/Hevi-Duty - Constant voltage ferroresonant transformers
Norfolk Capacitors Limited (UK)
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

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

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
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

Laser/Optics Sites/Information

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,JA)
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 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)

Amateur Laser Construction Sites/Links

James R. Atherton's Home-Brew Laser and High Voltage Experiments
Bert Pool's UV Laser - Low cost nitrogen laser construction
Chris's Ruby Laser Homepage
Danger Sign Request Form (Coherent, Inc.)
Dewtronics CO2 Laser Project
Diagrams of the N2 Laser from the Original SciAm Article
Diane's Laser Page - Includes a unique home-built transverse excited PMG laser
East Carolina University Glassblowing Services - Information, tutorial
Ein Stickstoff-Laser im Eigenbau - N2-Laser
Elmar's Home-Built DPSS Laser
Emission Technologies - Description, specs, manuals, plans, kits, for CO2 laser
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
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
Marc Eichhorn's Home-Built CO2 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!
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
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
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.
HeatWave Labs - cathodes, filaments, ion sources, etc.
Helix Technology (Granville-Phillips and CTI-Cryonics - Vacuum 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
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
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
SPI Supplies - Vacuum equipment and supplies - Electronics distributor, includes some HV parts
Teledyne Hastings - Vacuum gauges, flow meters, etc.
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
CommLinx Electronic Circuit Schematics - Lasers
Die4Drive Laser Diode Driver
Discover Circuits - Laser Circuits
The Electronic Cookbook Archive - Optical Department
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)
Radio Shack 63-1040 Laser Pointer (Walter Gray)
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 - 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 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
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)
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
Q-Peak Applied Photonic Systems - Laser and optics links
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 (
Animations of Physical Processes - Includes physics, optics, waves.
Archives - Pinouts Listing (LaserFX)
Army Lasers Training Manuals (
Basics of Laser Machining (Columbia University)
Rami Arieli: The Laser Adventure
Rami Arieli - Laser Types
Rami Arieli - Laser Applications
Rami Arieli - Laser Experiments
Rami Arieli:- Schawlow: Measuring wavelength with a ruler
The Blue Laser Diode - Gallium Nitride (GaN) based LEDs and Lasers
Breault Research Organization, Inc. - Optical Eng. Software/Services - Guide to the physics of optoelectronic technology
Seth Carpenter's All About Lasers - At least a bit
Collodion Optics Cleaning Technique (ATS)
CORD Communications - Electro-Optics Courses
CORD Communications - Index for Fundamentals of Photonics
CORD Communications - Appliets for Step II Photonics Courses
Beth Denius's Cavity Modes of a HeNe Laser
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
ENAMIM Tutorial Index - E/M wave propogation
Fiat Lux - Interactive educational light nfo
Frequently Asked Questions about CO2 lasers (Parallax)
Gausian Beam Calculator - Lightmachinary gausian beam rev 2.0.xls
Selman Hershfield's Optics Lecture
The Helium-Neon Laser (Dept. of Phys., Middlebury College)
The HeNe Laser and PS by Elden Peterson of Vortex, Inc.
Historical Military Optics Handbook - MIL-HDBK-141, 1962
Phil Hobb's Optics Page's "How Lasers Work"
Imaging with Lenses - Java Apps
International Light, Inc. Light Measurement Handbook Page
The Invention of the LASER at Bell Labs: 1958 - 1998
ILX Technical and Application Notes - Laser diodes
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. Backstage - Archives: Technical papers - Laser Science Projects
Laserk C02 Lasers Articles
Lasers - Comments & Links (~gmt)
Lasers & Optics - Laser tutorial (Web Science Resources)
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 Tutorials (RLI)
Laser Turorials (RLI) - Argon Gas Laser System
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
Molecular Expressions Microscopy Primer: Physics of Light and Color - Laser Fundamentals
Molecular Expressions Microscopy Primer: Polarized Light Waveforms - Interactive Java Tutorial
NIST - Atomic Spectra Database - home page
NIST - Engineering Metrology Toolbox
Omnichrome 150R Power Supply Check Out
Olympus FluoView Resource Center: Introduction to Lasers - links to mfgs, rsrch/academic, organizations; forums, etc.
Optical Research Associates - Optical design software
Optical Research Associates - Optics for Kids
Optics Cleaning Methods (Coherent, Inc.)
Optics2001 - Optical Library - Optics - Photonics - Laser - Imaging - Fiber optics
PerkinElmer Optoelectronics | Technical Library | Technical Papers
Schematics and Pictures of the Phasmatron Spectroscope
Physics 2000 (University of Colorado)
Popular Science ruby laser article (Modern Mechanix Blog)
Power Technology Inc.Technical Library- Info on diode lasers
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 - Recent Technical Papers
Radiometry vs. Photometry FAQ (James M. Palmer)
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
SCIOPT  Enterprises - Optics and laser design softare
SDL high power fibre coupled laser diode
Prof. A. E. Siegman: Home Page
Skywise's Lasers & Optics - Includes laser spectrum chart
Skywise's Laser Line Software Home Page
SNLO - Select Non-Linear Optics program
Spectra of Gas Discharges (Laser Stars)
The Double Amici Prism Hand-Held Spectroscope - Many spectra
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
Thin Lens Gaussian Beam Calculation Program (
Toy Spectroscope Page - Uses CD or DVD
Trumpfppt Why Laser Processing? - Slide show.
The Unusual Diode FAQ - IV.16 - Blue-Green-Violet Laser Diodes
The Unusual Diode FAQ - IV.24 - Laser diodes
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
EIO - Laser Hyper-Email Discussion Group
Green Laser Pointer Forum (
LaserFX - On-line forums on laser show related topics - Forums for laser marking, cutting, and show industry
MyForum - Ruby Laser Message Board
Photonics Online Discussion Forums - 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.
Bull Electrical (UK) - Lasers page.
C and H Sales Company - Electronic surplus
Carl's Electronics - Plans for 40W CO2 laser, more.
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
Labx/Labtrader - Laser/Optics for Sale
MWK Lasers
Laser Laser Productions - Laser equipment and parts for sale
Laser Resale, Inc. - Surplus, buy, sell, lasers and components
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
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
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

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
Creative Technology - Laser pointers, diode/DPSS modules, consulting
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
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
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
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 - Used laser engravers
Worldwide Laser - Laser engraving, laser marking, and laser cutting systems

Laser and Optics Sites, Manufacturers, and Suppliers


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)
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.
Avalon Photonics - VCSEL, VCSELs, Optical Data Communication,
B&W Tek, Inc. - Fiber coupled laser diodes, laser diodes, and systems, more.
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
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
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
Datasensor Optics is dedicated to the design, development and manufacturing of classic glass or plastic optical components and systems, as well as solid-state lighting power optics and illuminators. Datasensor Optics è dedicata alla progettazione, sviluppo e produzione di componenti e sistemi ottici classici in vetro o in plastica, di lenti e sistemi per l'illuminazione a stato solido.
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
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
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
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
Advanced Optics - Precision and custom optical flats, mirrors, windows, more.


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
High End Systems On Line - Lighting control including Laser Chorus
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
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
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
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 Kinetics Inc. - CO2 laser systems
LaserMax - Diode laser modules
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
Lasermate Corp. - LD modules, drivers, pointers, optics, DPSSLs
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
Lightwave Electronics - DPSS lasers
LIMO - Micro-Optics & Laser 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.
Maier Photonics - Thin film optical filters
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
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
Novalux - VECSEL lasers
Nova Phase Inc. - Standard and custom optics and crystals
NSG America's Home Page
Nu Light Systems - Laser displays, Airoamer, lighting and control systems.
NVG, Inc. - Diode lasers, laser diodes, drivers, optics, more.
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
Optometrics USA, Inc. - Optical components and instruments
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
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
PicoQuant GmbH - Pulsed diode lasers, LED sources, more.
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 Inc. - Laser Diodes/Modules/HeNe PSs/more
Precision Projection Systems - Components for Light Effects/Shows
Pulslight Company (Bulgaria) - Copper bromide lasers for industry and medicine


Q-Peak Applied Photonic Systems, Inc. - DPSS lasers, contract R&D
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
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
Sensors Unlimited, Inc.
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.
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
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
Thorlabs, Inc. - Optics, laser diodes and drivers, LD database
Thomson-CSF Laser Diodes
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
Universal Laser Systems, Inc. - Sealed RF excited air-cooled CO2 lasers
ValpeyFisher - Ultrasonics and Optics
VLOC - Laser crystals, doublers, polarizers, and other optics
Voltex, Inc. - HeNe laser power supplies and tester
Wavelength Electronics - Laser diode drivers, TE coolers, heaters
Winters Electro-Optics, Inc. - Iodine stabilized HeNe lasers

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
Industrial Laser Solutions
Lasers & Optronics Magazine
Lasers & Optics - Web Science Resources
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 laser, 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)
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
NML - Laser Light show equipment, software
Norm's Home Made Laser Show - Nearly everything from scratch
Oracle Laser Productions (Australia and Singapore)
Pangolin Laser Systems - Laser show software
Precision Projection Systems - Laser show systems, components, software
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 Holograms & Lasers Store : 3D Holograms & Laser Hologram Pictures
3D Imagery - A Hologram Production Site
EIO - Holography Hyper-Email Discussion Group
EIO - Holography Information and Technical Forum
Holocom, Inc. - Holography informatiion
Holografie - Do it yourself - So einfach wie noch nie !
Hologram Home of Liti 3D - Animated full color holograms (they claim)
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
J. D. Welch's Holography page
Colin Kaminski's Holography Forum
Colin Kaminski's Holography Web Site
Holography in the Netherlands - homemade hologramms by kris meerlo
Andy Lesniak's Hologram Printer Page
Ted Park's Holography Experiences
POLYGRAMA - Emulsions
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
Yves Gente The Ultimate Holography (France) - Supplies, some lasers, information

Hobbyist/Personal Laser and Optics Sites

Aron and Justin's Online Laboratory - Laser, high voltage, and other projects.
Buffo's Laser Site - Description/photos laser/optics
Bunnykiller's Morelaser Page - Dying argon ion tubes welded into one, future CO2 laser
Ethan's Lasers Page - HeNe, argon ion, mostly laser show related
Flavio's Antique Helium Neon Laser Photos - Elliott HeNe laser from teh 1970s
Gento's Laser Page (German)
Ivan Gomez's Laser Show Page
Ivan Gomez's Coherent I-90 Photo Gallery
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
John M;s Lasers Page - Miscellaneous HeNe, DPSS bits. Laser Gallery Product Documentation 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
Marcin's Green DPSS Laser Module Dissection
Alberto Marturini's Laser Page (Italian) - Assorted laser projects
Mitch's Sharplan 3000 YAG Laser Conversion Project - Improving beam quality
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.
Scott's Tesla Coil, Lasers, and Other Stuff
Showlaser Backstage Projects - Main ones are multi-watt green and red DPSS laser systems
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.)
WL's Laser Project Page - DPSS, argon ion, SFPI, more.
WL's Laser Project Page - DPSS, argon ion , SFPI, more (mirror of above)
WL's Controller for the 315M-100 DPSS laser head

Miscellaneous Laser and Optics Sites

3D Digitizer - Diff Scan - Laser + diffraction grating triangulation
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
This site is a repository for information for and by ATMs (Amateur Telescope Makers). Contributions of material gladly accepted.
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
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
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
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
Tele Monstor's Laser Show Site - FAQ, photos, manuals, forums, links, software
Transimpedance Photodiode Circuit Spreadsheet Modeling
W's Reprogramming the Newport Model 835 Power Meter Page
W's Scanning Fabry-Perot Interferometer

Appliance Sites

1st Appliance - Appliance parts and repair
Appliance parts - Includes repair forum
Appliance Parts From PartSelect - Includes basic tips on appliance 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).
Appliance411 - Appliance purchasing, service, repair, links, forum, info.
Appliance Aid - Large appliance info, repair, links, parts/mfgs, email help, more.
Appliance Repair Net - EB Large appliance repair manuals for sale.
Battery Technology, Inc.
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) -- 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
Point and Click Appliance Repair - Appliance parts and free repair help.
Power Factor Article (Microconsultants)
Repair Clinic - Large appliance parts, help, and more.
Sears Parts Direct - On-line store
Small - Appliance parts
Therm-O-Disc Home Page
The Toaster Museum Foundation
Single to Three Phase Convertor Info (mwn) - Large appliance parts, help, and more (same as above).

Audio Sites

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!
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
Wholesale Audio Accessories - Includes speaker reform kits

CD/DVD/LD/MD/Optical Disc Technology Sites

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
LaserDisc FAQ
LaserDisc Home Page (BLAM Entertainment Group)
LaserDisc Manuals (Dragons Lair)
LaserDisc UK Web Site - Info, links on most LD players
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
S/PDIF Interface Standards
UVA Virtual Lab: The Inner Workings of CD/DVD Drives

Game/Arcade Sites/Information

Jeff Frohwein's Technical Central - Game Boy repair
Randy Fromm's Web Site - Everything for arcade games
Mike's Arcade Shop - Arcade game restoration
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
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.
GFCI by Sam Goldwasser (in Code Check)
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 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
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 Sites/Information

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)

Monitor Sites/Information

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 - 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
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)

Printer/Photocopier/Fax Sites/Information

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
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 - PartSurfer
Copier Info and Llinks (Smarka)
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
Sharp Laser Printer Error Codes (Visualhawk solution)
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 - "Antique" chips
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
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
Tom's Hardware
Sutton Designs Network Power Protection Products
Ultra Spec Cables - Cables, adapters, PCI FF monitor card.

Small Engines/Equipment Sites/Information

CheapMowerParts - Lawn mower and other yard equipment
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 - Small engine parts
PowerLine Equipment - Small enginer repair and parts
Power Line Equipment Briggs and Stratton Small Engine Repair Outdoor Equipment Repair
Small Engines Discussion List - Signup
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

SMPS Information

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

Strobe/Camera Sites/Information

Don's Xenon Flash and Strobe Page
EG&G (now Perkin-Elmer) Technical Papers
The Hacker's Guide to the SX-70 (SX-70-FAQ)
Prototype Studio Flash - built from decommissioned photocopiers
WJ's Infrared & Photography Homepage
Wolf Camera & Video Home Page
Xenon Corporation - High performance Xe Products

Television Sites/Information

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
Panasonic TV Service Modes
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.
AWH: SONY Service Mode (NTSC)
TenLab Video Converters
Tru-line Video TECHnologies - Video adjustment FAQs
TV, Audio and Video Repair (Spanish)
TV Technical Assistance (Dennis Viereck)
UK Satellite TV Spares & Repairs
Video Standards (AMRS)
Video Standards Overview (Tektronix)

VCR Sites/Information/Photos

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 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 (Russian) - Consumer electronics schematics
Cable U - Training and technical support on communications cabling
EB5AGV's Workbench - Amateur radio and test equipment repair summaries
Electrónicos - Maintenance and repair forum (Spanish)
Organ Service Corporation - Home Page
Repairs.Com - Find a repair shop or contractor, more

Manuals/Schematics - Automotive Manuals, Wiring Diagrams and Service Literature
A. G. Tannenbaum - Service manuals.
Antique Radio Resources: Schematics
BOMARC Services - Reverse engineered schematics
Camera instruction manuals - Free downloads
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.
Electronics Test Equipment Service/Operations Manuals (aa4df)
EService - Free electronics service info
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
Infotronix - Hard to find/out of print manuals, schematics, info
KDTV - Service Manuals
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
Monitor Schematics (geocities)
Nikon F series Service Repair Factory Manuals
Panasonic New Zealand Support Site - Some manuals
Raymond Sarrio Co. - Manuals
Sams Technical Publishing (Sams' Photofacts, etc.)
SBC Heathkit Manuals/Schematics Downloads
SBC Manuals/Schematics Downloads
SBC Manuals/Schematics Downloads Mirror Site
Schematics, Datasheets, Service Manuals Exchange - Growing collection of free info
Sencore Electronics Service Department
Service Manuals and User Manuals, Repair Manuals and Schematics
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
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
Vinyl Engine - Turntable manuals and other info
W7FG Vintage Manuals Homepage
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
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
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

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
Digi-Key Corporation Home Page
Farnell Electronic Components
H.V. Component Associates (HV diodes)
Mouser Electronics
Newark Electronics
Radio Shack
RadioShack Corporation Home Page
Richardson Electronics, Ltd.
Time Electronics: Capacitors Online

Electronics Service Parts Sources

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.
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
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
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)
C and H Sales Company - Electronic 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.)
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
Surplus Sales of Nebraska

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.
Boondog Automation - Schematics, PCB layouts, kits, etc.
Circuit Specialists
DIY Electronics - Kits, info, links
Electronic Parts Mall
Dick Smith Electronics - Bob Parker's ESR and FTP Tester Kits, etc.
ESR Meter Page (Bob Parker)
Bob Parker's Electronic Stuff
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
Tower Hobbies!

Patent Information

USPTO Databases: Patent, Bibliographic, and AIDS - PDF or TIFF download by patent number
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
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
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

Science Sites/Information

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.
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
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
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
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
Science Hobbyist: Amateur Science experiments, demonstrations, projects

Mechanical Adders and Calculators

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


Tek 453 50 Mhz Oscilloscope
Tek 485 350 Mhz Oscilloscope

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