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The Ultrafast Laser Facility offers advanced laser technologies for spectroscopic and imaging measurements to observe chemical reactions in real time, for ASU and external customers.

The following instructions are for ASU faculty, staff and students. External customers, please contact Su Lin at or 480-727-0391.

Users must complete safety training and a visual acuity exam before gaining access to the facility. Once you have access, facility staff will train you to use the equipment, which you can schedule through iLab.

If you do not already have an iLab account, go to the iLab home page and follow the instructions to create an account.

Required safety trainings

Once you have Career EDGE access, you will need to complete the following trainings before working in our labs.

To complete radiation safety training and visual exam
  1. Register online for the Radiation Safety Training Class, using the following information: PI (Owner of lab or instrument): Su Lin, Lab building and room number: Biodesign AL1-09, Lab phone number: 480-727-0124.
  2. After receiving your registration, the radiation officer will send you a vision form.
  3. Contact Nationwide Vision Center at 2040 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Suite 120, Tempe, AZ 85281, 480-966-4992 for a visual acuity exam. You must pay for the exam in advance and submit the original receipt to your department (or PI) for reimbursement.
  4. Bring a copy of your eye exam sheet and receipt to your radiation safety training class or fax copies to James Burnette, Radiation Safety Office, 480-965-6609.
  5. After you have completed the training, you will receive a “Laser Training Request” form. Fill in the form using the information from step 1 and bring it to Su Lin at Biodesign B-240B for a signature.
  6. Bring the signed form to the ASU Radiation Safety Office in Engineering Center D. Contact 480-965-6140 or for directions.
  7. There are three additional safety trainings required by ASU: Laboratory Safety, Fire Safety and Hazardous Waste Management. Sign up here.
To gain access to the facility
  1. After completing your safety training and visual exam, email and copy with the following information: full name, ASU affiliate ID, email address, home department and position (grad/undergrad/faculty).
  2. E-mail (or to verify that your records are on file before you come to the Biodesign badge office.
  3. Visit the Biodesign badge office (BDA-108) between 2-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday to pick up your badge.
To schedule time on the equipment
  1. Log in to iLab and navigate to the UFL Schedule Equipment tab.
  2. Click on one of the drop-down menus to find the equipment you wish to schedule.
  3. Click on the “View Schedule” button next to the equipment name.
  4. Click and drag on the calendar to create an appointment.