OptoFab consists of four centres of facilities and expertise based at Macquarie University, Bandwidth Foundry International, University of Sydney and the University of Adelaide with the headquarters at Macquarie University. We offer services in four key areas of expertise.
The Node offers specialist dedicated staff that are on hand to provide services & technical support to users where appropriate in microprocessing and microfabrication of fibre, planar and bulk optical materials which include silica, silicon, lithium niobate and polymers. There are also a number of post-processing capabilities e.g. surface functionalisation and advanced characterisation. These techniques have been used to produce artefacts for use in telecoms, biotechnology, biomedicine, microelectronics, optical sensing, industrial processing, defence and security applications.
ANFF can provide consulting services to perform contract research or process engineering in the area of micro, nano and advanced materials fabrication to deliver prototypes or documented processes. Projects can be managed across each of the eight nodes of ANFF drawing on the resources of over 90 technical staff, 500 facilities and a network of academics.
OptoFab @ Macquarie University has recently brought online diamond CVD (Chemical Vapour Deposition) growth using a Seki AX5250, to the facilities offered by the node. This allows growth of diamond over a range of different grades and quality as particles and films with controlled dimensions. A variety of seeding methods and growth recipes are available.
To accompany the reactor we can also offer access to a planetary ballmill for grinding of the diamond. The node will soon be able to offer access to a JOEL Field Emission-SEM with nano-manipulator capability to accompany the facilities.
The OptoFab Node of ANFF specialises in short and ultra-short pulsed laser micromachining in the UV, visible and IR micromachining and inscription in a range of materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, glasses and crystalline materials. Typical feature sizes are between 10μm - several mm.
The key services on offer are:
- Laser micromachining (Nanosecond and femtosecond) - Femtosecond point by point fibre Bragg gratings - Femtosecond laser written waveguides.
ANFF - OptoFab specialises in the production of a range of optical fibres and preforms in Silica, soft glasses and polymers. A range of the key services offered are listed below:
- Microstructured polymer fibre fabrication (carried out at University of Sydney) - Optical fibre tapering (carried out at University of Sydney) - Soft glass fibre fabrication and drawing (carried out at University of Adelaide) - Silica fibre fabrication and drawing (carried out at University of Adelaide)
OptoFab provides photolithography facilities, including:
- Direct-write photolithography using a Heidelberg Instruments DWL 200, a proven quality manufacturing tool used worldwide for mask making and direct writing. The facility produces structures with a resolution down to 0.4 µm in its class 100 clean room.
This work is carried out at OptoFab @ Bandwidth Foundry International.
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