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Oclaro Opening Optical Laser Design Center in Oro Valley, Arizona

Oclaro, a provider of optical communications and laser solutions, is opening a new design center in Oro Valley, Arizona, that will employ approximately 30 people. The facility will produce specialized diode laser packaging designs in an area of the state dubbed "Optics Valley" for its industry cluster.

"The Tucson area is recognized as a hub of innovation for the optical industry," said Scott Dunbar, general manager of High Power Laser Diode Portfolio for Oclaro. "Our new design center includes a strong local team with specialized design and packaging expertise. As a result, we expect the Tucson Design Center to contribute in Oclaro's efforts to expand our customer relationships and innovative diode laser products."

The new facility is part of the company's Advanced Photonics Solutions Division (APS). This company sector serves the markets for laser diodes, including lasers used in medical procedures, materials processing, consumer electronics, and printing.

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