Newport's Technology & Applications Center (TAC) was established as an in-house research laboratory, to aid in the development of application-specific solutions for our fellow research customers. The scientists and engineers in the TAC apply their own expertise and collaborative relationships with key educational institutions, to develop complete solutions and systems that help our customers remain on the cutting edge. In addition to their work on system solutions, the TAC has published numerous application notes, technical articles, peer-reviewed papers and developed graduate-level research kits designed to work in conjunction with ultrafast and high power laser sources.

Contact Information

Dr. Ruben Zadoyan, Chief Technology Officer, TAC
Phone: (800) 222-6440

Newport Technology & Applications Center
1791 Deere Avenue, Irvine, CA 92606 USA

Instruments for Research

TAC instruments provide university, governmental and industrial research labs with complete and tested solutions addressing applications driven primarily by ultrafast laser sources. These instruments arrive at the lab ready for installation by researchers themselves or factory-trained scientists or engineers, to allow for immediate implementation. Instruments can be manual or computer-controlled Instruments, depending on the application requirements. Instruments available include ultrafast and high-power laser beam attenuation or beam splitting, a flexible micromachining workstation, various time-resolved spectroscopy systems, as well as instruments to attenuate, split, extend, or spatially and temporally overlap ultrafast and high power laser sources. Many of these devices include software for data collection and/or analysis. The more complex systems include installation and on-site training by TAC scientists, engineers or Newport’s global distribution and support network, to enable researchers to begin data collection and analysis of their materials under research within days of the instrument’s arrival.

Graduate Research Kits

TAC kits are designed for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers interested in learning about and putting to use various tools and techniques to make, manage or measure ultrafast laser pulses. Each kit is based on an associated application note that describes the principles, setup and typical results, which is to be used by the researcher as a guide to build, align and implement each kit. Most kits include example software, so that data can be gathered and analyzed as soon as the kit is setup.

Technology & Applications Center Staff

Ruben Zadoyan
Dr. Ruben Zadoyan
Chief Technology Officer, TAC

Ph.D. in Physics from Moscow State University, Russia

Expertise: Nonlinear Spectroscopy, Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Lasers, Laser-Matter Interaction, Ultrafast Biomedical Applications

Tommaso Baldacchini
Dr. Tommaso Baldacchini
Principal Scientist

Ph.D. in Chemistry from Boston College; Post Doc at Harvard University

Expertise: Nano-Machining, Nonlinear Optics, Nonlinear Microscopy, Ultrafast Lasers

Matthew Kelley
Dr. Matthew Kelley
Principal Scientist

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology

Expertise: Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy, Ultrafast Lasers, Microwave Spectroscopy, Astrochemistry

Aram Zeytunyan
Dr. Aram Zeytunyan
Senior Scientist

Ph.D. in Laser Physics from Yerevan State University
Post Doc at University of California, Irvine
Visiting Scientist at Cornell University

Expertise: Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Lasers, Multiphoton Microscopy, Ultrafast Microspectroscopy

Bill Clench
Bill Clench
Senior Software Engineer

B.S. in Computer Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Expertise: Test Software, LabVIEW Programming Language

Scott Snider
Scott Snider
Senior Mechanical Engineer

B.S. Optical Science and Engineering & B.S. Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Davis

Expertise: Opto-Mechanical System Design

Cole Meyers
Cole Meyers
Associate Field Service Engineer

TAC Product & Engineering Support

Expertise: Opto-Mechanical Systems

John Carter
John Carter
Senior Test Engineer

TAC Product Line Management & Engineering Support

Expertise: Opto-Mechanical Systems