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University of Rochester begins construction on $42 million laser lab expansion in Brighton, N.Y.

Aug. 19, 2022
The 66,000-square-foot addition will connect to the existing Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

The University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics has broken ground on a $42 million, 66,000-square-foot office and lab building expansion in Brighton, N.Y. 

The addition will connect to the existing lab facility, the university says in a news release. 

The new three-floor building will house lab and office space for about 110 scientists and lab personnel. It will have a class 1000 target fabrication lab and thin film coating lab, a laser computing facility, and several other wet lab and general lab spaces.

The largest lab space will house the AMICA laser system, a high-energy, long-pulse laser that scientists are assembling for Stanford University’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Matter at Extreme Condition Upgrade.

LeChase Construction is the builder.

The addition is expected to be completed in 2024. 

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