Welcome to the OptoFab homepage for the microfabrication and microprocessing facilities offered through the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). OptoFab is one of 8 nationwide nodes that form the ANFF providing researchers and industry with access to state-of-the-art fabrication facilities across Australia.

OptoFab offers specialist facilities and dedicated staff that are on hand to provide services & technical support to users in microprocessing, microfabrication and characterisation of fibre, planar and bulk materials which include glass, metals, ceramics, silicon, polymers and crystals.

Our services have proved beneficial for applications in telecoms, biotechnology, medicine, microelectronics, optical sensing, astronomy, industrial processing, defence and security.

OptoFab consists of four centres of facilities based at Macquarie University (headquarters), the University of Adelaide, the University of Sydney and the Bandwidth Foundry International. OptoFab offer services in six key areas of expertise.

Laser Micromaching & Processing
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Speciality & Functional Optical Materials
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Laser Inscription of Photonic Devices
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Diamond CVD & Nanoparticles
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Speciality Optical Fibre Production
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Nov 18-19 2014
The 2014 ANFF Research Showcase was held at the Academy of Science, Shine Dome, Canberra

Ben Johnston Staff AwardNov 14 2014
OptoFab Node Manager, Dr Benjamin Johnston receives a Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award as a high-performing professional staff member of MQ Uni

Nov 11 2014
OptoFab Director, Professor Michael Withford is elected to Fellowship of the Optical Society (OSA) - a significant international scientific distinction!

AHH Open DayAug 23rd 2014
OptoFab had over 100 visitors at The Australian Hearing Hub Open House! Details

Macquarie University hosted a SADIG Innovation meeting of key research leaders which included a tour of OptoFab's laser micromachining facility.

Jun 12th 2014
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) visit OptoFab @ MQ, promoting ANFF

Jan 3rd 2014
Michael Withford named director of OptoFab: SPIE