Providing prototyping facilities and services to developers of photonics integrated circuits. The group specialises in photolithography foundry services including photomask production and direct laser writing of optical materials.

Services offered include provision of external access to:

  • 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.
  • High Resolution optical lithography with a new ASML i-line stepper system.

This work is carried out at Bandwidth Foundry International.


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