Our optical tables
Below are some pictures of our optical tables.
Our 'big' optical table with cover for thermal stability.
The table with some of the walls removed. The table is made of granite and
measures approx. 3.10x1.30x0.20 m. The laser is placed outside the cover but still on the table.
Detail of one of the table supports.
Inside the metal cylinder is a Firestone truck air spring.
The metal cylinder is just a safety device if the air
spring should break (the table weighs about 2300 kg).
Our old table. The table consists of two steel boxes filled with 'holographic' sand.
The boxes are welded together and on top of the table is a 10 mm steel plate
The table is suspended by eight inner tubes from a Honda Civic
Last update: 2007-01-16 by jf(_a-t_)tem00(_d-o-t_)org