WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 17 -- IPG Photonics Corp., manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers and amplifiers, will give $360,000 to establish the IPG Photonics Laboratory in the physics department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). The laboratory was dedicated last week.
"WPI faculty and students and IPG scientists will utilize this resource for research and student projects at the undergraduate and graduate levels," said Thomas H. Keil, head of the physics department. "This university/corporate relationship gives the WPI physics faculty great opportunities to develop new laboratory modules activities in the areas of classical optics, diode lasers, fiber optics and interferometry."
The new lab (http://www.wpi.edu/+photonics) is furnished with state-of-the-art optical and electronic equipment, computers, optical components and laser safety devices.