Source Photonics has opened a new facility in Jintan, China for manufacturing Indium Phosphide lasers and related components.

The West Hills optical equipment manufacturer will use the factory for metalorganic chemical vapor deposition, a process for growing layers to create complex semiconductors. The plant will also engage in chip processing and related component production.

The new facility augments an existing fabrication plant in Hsinchu, Taiwan which has more than doubled its output over the past three years.

Chief Executive Doug Wright said the Jintan facility will help the company improve service levels to its customers and bring leading edge technology to market.

“It will be a world-class facility, the first of its kind in China,” Wright said in a prepared statement. “We are pleased to work with the city of Jintan to accelerate our investments in this critical technology.”

Source Photonics develops and manufactures optical components used by telecommunications service providers for high-bandwidth video, voice and data communications. The company is owned by Redview Capital and Asia-IO in Hong Kong.