Deep Photonics, a developer of ultrafast fiber lasers for the semiconductor, electronics and photovoltaic markets, has opened a new materials processing applications lab at its corporate headquarters in Corvallis, Ore. The 1500-sq-ft cleanroom features automation and analysis tools for inspection/measurement of processed materials and enables Deep Photonics to work closely with OEMs and manufacturers to test material samples and develop processes with Deep’s picosecond fiber lasers. The lab will demonstrate how ultrafast fiber lasers are a unique and superior processing solution for a wide range of materials, including historically difficult-to-process materials for conventional nanosecond lasers, such as thin films, glasses, dielectrics and metals. “While we are targeting the many known applications for lasers, like dicing, drilling and scribing, we are also learning the potential of ultrafast lasers for many industrial markets. With the opening of our new facility, customers have a means to test and deliver these new applications to the market,” said Joe Lachapelle, founder and CEO of Deep Photonics.