The list below represents the key facilities offered by the node, for further equipment details please contact us directly.

OptoFab @ Macquarie University

  • Biomedical microfabrication facility (picosecond laser based system)
  • Nanosecond laser microfabrication facility
  • Direct-write laser inscription microphotonics facility (RegA femtosecond laser system)
  • Femtosecond laser microfabrication facility (Spectra Physics Hurricane on a limited basis)
  • CW & Pulsed, widely tunable Coherent Chameleon femtosecond laser
  • JEOL cross sectional polisher
  • Benchtop SEM (Hitachi) with Energy Dispersion System
  • Full optical device characterisation suite
  • Sample preparation facilities
  • Diamond CVD and nanoparticle fabrication facility
  • JEOL Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) with micromanipulators

Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) @ University of Adelaide

  • IPAS Optical Fibre Fabrication Facilities
  • Soft Glass and Soft Glass Fibre Production
  • Soft Glass and Polymer Preform Extrusion
  • Soft Glass Fibre Drawing
  • Silica Fibre Fabrication Facility
  • Modified Chemical Vapour Deposition Lathe (MCVD)
  • Silica Fibre Drawing Tower
  • Silica Fibre Characterisation
  • Glass and Fibre Characterisation and Functionalisation
  • Scanning Near Field and Atomic Force Microscope (SNOM/AFM)

Speciality Fibre Fabrication (IPOS) @ University of Sydney

  • Optical Fibre Characterisation (EXFO NR9200 HR)
  • Polymer Fibre Draw Tower

Bandwidth Foundry International

  • Mask writing
  • Large scale lithography

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