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Laser Ray Box
Five parallel optical beams for demonstrating bending of light rays
with lenses and mirrors

Compact and powerful, the Laser Ray Box is a great tool for demonstrating optical ray paths. Producing five parallel, bright and sharply defined light beams this device will turn optical ray diagrams found in science and physics books into visual reality. Demonstrations can be set up in less than five minutes to amaze and illustrate to students and lay audiences alike.

The Laser Ray Box consists of five .75 mW, 635 nm semiconductor diode lasers, each emitting a highly visible light beam. Beams are parallel and 1.6 cm apart and can be seen in most well-lighted rooms. Energy is provided by a rechargeable NiCd battery. An all-aluminum enclosure houses lasers, battery and electronics. The bottom of the box includes a magnetized surface for providing adhesion to both horizontal and vertical surfaces such as steel white boards for classroom optical demonstrations.

Provided with the Laser Ray Box is a VAC-to-DC power adapter and operation guide including safety classifications and instructions, equipment set-up procedures and troubleshooting information.

  Laser Ray Box

Part Number: IF 550 
Price: $300.00
Operators Manual
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* Divergence only applies in horizontal plane.

Other products for use with this product:


Cylindrical Lens Set



  • Utilizes semiconductor laser diodes for reliability, shock resistance and long life
  • Linearly polarized laser beams
  • Rechargeable, long-life NiCd battery
  • Suitable for vertical and horizontal surfaces
  • Bright green safety pilot light
  • Permanent laser engraved labeling
  • Labeling and safety requirements compliant with U.S. CDRH regulations
  • 1-year warranty
  • Full-color operations manual

With its commanding visual effects, the Laser Ray Box will easily and dramatically demonstrate any of the following light behaviors when used with the appropriate optics:

  • Light bending due to refraction
  • Focusing effects of refractive optics
  • Reflections from mirrors
  • Fresnel reflections from non-coated lens surfaces
  • How to create beam expanders
  • Total internal reflection

LASER CLASSIFICATIONS

All manufacturers of lasers used in the United States, must conform to regulations administered by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDRH categorizes lasers as follows:

 Class 1

A laser or laser system which does not present a hazard to skin or eyes for any wavelength or exposure time. Exposure varies with wavelength. For ultraviolet, .2 to .4m exposure is less than from .8 or near IR, the exposure is < 200w. Consult CDRH regulations for specific information.

 Class 2

Any visible laser with an output less than 1 mW of power. Warning label requirements yellow caution label stating maximum output of 1 mW. Generally used as classroom lab lasers, supermarket scanners and laser pointers.

 Class 3a

Any visible laser with an output over 1 mW of power with a maximum output of 5 mW of power. Warning label requirements red danger label stating maximum output of 5 mW. Also used as classroom lab lasers, in holography, laser pointers, leveling instruments, measuring devices and alignment equipment.

 Class 3b

Any laser with an output over 5 mW of power with a maximum output of 500 mW of power and all invisible lasers with an output up to 400 mW. Warning label requirements red danger label stating maximum output. These lasers also require a key switch for operation and a 3.5-second delay when the laser is turned on. Used in many of the same applications as the Class IIIa when more power is required.

 Class 4

Any laser with an output over 500 mW of power. Warning label requirements red danger label stating maximum output. These lasers are primarily used in industrial applications such as tooling, machining, cutting and welding. Most medical laser applications also require these high-powered lasers.


 Specifications
 CDRH Classification  
 Polarization  Linear
 Laser Emission Color  Red
 Laser Mode  
 Operating  Unit  Value
 Input Voltage  V 12
 Input Current  mA 75
 Wavelength  nm  635
 Optical Output Power, Nominal  mW  
 Power, (min/max)  mW  .5 / .95
 Beam Diameter  mm  2
 Beam Divergence  mRad  2 (see asterik)
 Digital Modulation  MHz n/a
 Analog Modulation  Hz to MHz n/a
 Mechanical  Unit  Value
 Operating Temperature  ° C  0 - 40
 Housing  cm  11 x 6 x 2