Application Labs

Newport Spectra-Physics application labs, staffed with a team of leading experts in laser applications, provide expertise and support in our served applications. We perform sample tests, demonstrate equipment and provide applications support to customers. Our team, both independently and collaboratively with universities and institutes, performs important research and development for advancing the state-of-the-art in laser applications. Our applications team also provides critical guidance to our internal product development groups.

Our Industrial Application Labs, located in Santa Clara, California; Rankweil, Austria; Rehovot, Israel; Giheung, South Korea; and Shenzhen, China support applications in PCBs, flat panel displays, semiconductors / LEDs, solar / PV, medical device fabrication, industrial manufacturing, and other applications. Our Technology and Applications Center is located in Irvine, California and supports applications in scientific research and bio-instrumentation.

Applications Lab green laser setup
Applications Lab inspection setup
Applications Lab blue laser setup


Our applications labs are equipped with a full range of state-of-the-art Spectra-Physics lasers from ultrafast to CW and IR to UV wavelength lasers. Our labs are also outfitted with Newport’s precision, high-speed motion control, vibration isolation, and a range of optical component products which allows us to demonstrate in the lab the complete solutions we can provide for our customers in the field. Our Applications Labs are well equipped with analytical equipment such as optical microscope with CCD imaging, non-contact 3D measurement optical profiler, scanning stylus profilometer (with 3D capability), and other equipment.