The Centre for Research in Photonics provides users with open access to cutting-edge tools within the research facility, specializing in nanofabrication and characterization.
Our facilities are open to both academic and industrial researchers, which makes the Centre ideal for prototype development and fabrication. The Centre is managed by the Director, Administrative Assistant, Lab Manager and two Lab Technologists. This team maintains the facilities, instructs and assists users, and provides nanofabrication services to help clients achieve their research goals.
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Means of Access
Our lab facilities are located on the third floor of the Advanced Research Complex (ARC) at the University of Ottawa (25 Templeton St.). There are three labs: wet chemistry, metrology, and white and yellow clean rooms (Class 10,000).
All of our labs have a processing capability of up to four-inch diameter wafers and pieces, with the exception of certain beam tools, which accepts wafers of up to two inches in diameter or small pieces.
Please refer to our User Access page for further information.
Hours of Operation
- Facility: staffed 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, with the exception of holidays.
- Administrative Office (ARC 350): Monday to Friday from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm
(September - April) and 8:15 - 3:30 (May - August), with the exception of holidays.
Equipment and Applications
Please see the list below for more information on specific equipment and applications.
Clean Room - 333A (Yellow)
- Mask Aligner – OAI Model 204IR - NanoFab
- HMDS Oven – YES-310TA - NanoFab
- Vacuum Oven - NanoFab
- Ultrasonic Bath – Elmasonic P - NanoFab
- Hot Plate – Model H560A EchoTherm - NanoFab
- Laurel Spin Processor - WS-650-23 - NanoFab
Clean Room - 333B
- Profiler – DektakXT - Metrology
- Sputtering System – Quorum 150R - NanoFab
- SEM + Electron Beam Lithography – Raith Pioneer - NanoFab
- Evaporator – Angstrom Nexdep - NanoFab
- Oxygen Plasma Etcher – PE-50 - NanoFab
- Etching System - Samco RIE-110ip - NanoFab
- Etching System - Samco RIE-10NR - NanoFab
- Zeiss Axio Imager M2.M - Metrology
Clean Room - 333C
- Wafer Bonder AML-AWB - NanoFab
- AFM Park NX10 - Metrology
- Orion NanoFab, Helium Ion Microscope (HIM) and Focused Ion Beam (Gallium - FIB) - NanoFab
Wet Chemistry - 330
- Solder Reflow Station – SRO-700 - WetChem
- Polishing Machine - UltraTech Ultrapol - WetChem
- Grinding/Polishing System - Allied High Tech MetPrep 3/PH-3 with AD-5 Fluid Dispenser - WetChem
- Dicing Saw - MTI SYJ-800 - WetChem