Facilities
@ Nanoscale Optics Lab
Chemical Preparation

Chemical Preparation

Glovebox for batching and melting various glasses and semiconductors as sputtering targets, lenses and substrates

Nanoscale Films

Nanoscale Films

Physical vapour deposition (RF and DC sputtering and Thermal evaporation) and high throughput material discovery of phototunable, reconfigurable and nonlinear chalcogenides, various metals and transparent conductive oxides.

Rapid prototyping

Rapid prototyping

Modified FDM and Photo-resin 3D printers with <10µm Resolution.

Annealing and Melting

Annealing and Melting

Melting, oxidation and annealing of various metals, glasses and semiconductors under a variety of atmospheres and pressures. Up to 1100 Celsius furnaces Hotplate up to 500 Celsius Vacuum, N2, Ar and O2 atmospheres

Optical mapping Microscopy

Optical mapping Microscopy

Optical microscopy of various samples with high resolution spatial mapping.

Nanoparticle Deposition

Nanoparticle Deposition

Spincoat, spray or sonicate various nanoparticles onto free space and integrated devices

Simulations

Simulations

Dedicated Windows and Linux servers for various atomic and device level 2D and 3D multiphysics simulations.

Spectrophotometery

Spectrophotometery

Inverted microspectrophotometers with integrated pulsed and CW laser excitation and electrical probes and SMU’s for mixed-mode device interrogation.

Glass Polishing

Glass Polishing

Optical fiber cleaving, fusion splicing & glass polishing and cutting

Optical Fibers

Optical Fibers

Microspectrophotometry with integrated laser excitation for the characterization of optical fiber integrated Nanophotonic devices.

Glass saw

Glass saw

Cutting of substrates and small scale optomechanical components.

Thermo-optical

Thermo-optical

Upright electro-thermo-optic microspectrophotometery with laser excitation and atmosphere controlled heating stage for environmental sensing applications

Hot Press

Hot Press

Hot press: We can manufacture sputtering targets ( up to 3” diameter) not available anywhere else.

Fumehood

Fumehood

Fumehood for chemical storage and processing

Probe station

Probe station

Electrical and optical probing of devices.

Zeiss Sigma FESEM w/EDX&EBSD

Zeiss Sigma FESEM w/EDX&EBSD

The Sigma FESEM features the GEMINI column, which is optimized to operate at low kV imaging for excellent surface sensitivity. It is also configured with in-lens secondary electron (SE) detector and a backscatter (BSD) detector. The system also integrates the Oxford AZtecSynergy system with simultaneous EDS and EBSD acquisition which provides accurate phase identification and fast elemental/phase mapping.

Heidelberg MLA150

Heidelberg MLA150

The MLA150 is a high-speed direct-write photolithography tool. Using laser light impinging on a digital micromirror array, the system exposes patterns from a CAD file directly onto photoresist-coated substrates, eliminating the need for a photomask, and resulting in a significantly shorter prototyping cycle.

RAITH150 Two EBL System

RAITH150 Two EBL System

Ultra-high-resolution, low-voltage (0.1–30 kV), electron-beam lithography tool, capable of writing structures over a 150 mm diameter wafer.

Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT

Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT

The Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT is the world’s highest-resolution 3D printer. Based on two-photon polymerization (2PP), it allows for additive manufacturing and maskless lithography with the same device. Submicron resolution printing with feature sizes down to 200 nm and optical quality surface finishes are characteristic key features. Two powerful writing modes move the laser focus with respect to the photoresist.

LPCVD

LPCVD

Low Pressure Chemical Vapour Deposition (LPCVD) of standard (stoichiometric) and low-stress silicon nitride and poly-Si.

PECVD

PECVD

Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) - This system is used for SiO2‚ and Si3N4 depositions.

Electron beam evaporation

Electron beam evaporation

Six-pocket electron beam evaporation system with computer-controlled, automated deposition. Deposition materials are restricted to approved metals only. Pockets 1–5 are dedicated to aluminum, titanium, chromium, gold, and silver, respectively; pocket 6 may be switched at user request.

ICPRIE (Oxford)

ICPRIE (Oxford)

A number of versatile, load-locked Inductive coupled plasma reactive ion etcher (ICPRIE) tools.

Olympus Laser Confocal Microscope (OLS3000)

Olympus Laser Confocal Microscope (OLS3000)

3D imaging confocal microscope utilizing a 408 nm laser for fine surface non-contact profile measurements.

ICPRIE (AMS)

ICPRIE (AMS)

A single-wafer load-locked DRIE system for deep etching of Si (Bosch) or glass substrates. Only photoresist or oxide may be used for etch masks (i.e., wafers cannot contain any exposed metal).

He Ion Microscope with FIB

He Ion Microscope with FIB

The Zeiss Orion NanoFab helium-ion microscope provides novel and unique microscopy and nanofabrication techniques. It enables high resolution imaging of insulating materials and devices with superb surface sensitivity and large depth of field. Ultra-high resolution fabrication can be achieved by direct patterning (material removal by sputtering) or lithography (resist exposure) with speed and ease. The system is also equipped with a Ga focused ion beam (FIB) column for massive material removal.

Wire Bonder

Wire Bonder

Semi-automatic wire bonder with motorized Z- and Y-axes, used to create electrical interconnects between dies and packages/printed circuit boards.

Auger JEOL 9500F

Auger JEOL 9500F

The JAMP 9500F combines Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), ion sputtering and secondary electron imaging for determination of 2D and 3D elemental distributions on surfaces with high spatial resolution. This system can also provide depth profiling analysis.

Alpha-Step IQ - W1-040

Alpha-Step IQ - W1-040

Two-dimensional surface topography profiler with sub-8-Å step height repeatability and sub-Å resolution. Ideal for thin-film profilometry and measuring the step height of various materials.

Ellipsometer (M-2000V)

Ellipsometer (M-2000V)

Variable-angle spectroscopic ellipsometer with 370-1000 nm wavelength range.

Four-Point Probe (Pro4 4000)

Four-Point Probe (Pro4 4000)

Lucus Pro4 4000 sheet and bulk resistivity measurement system with Keithley 2601A sourcemeter, range: 1 mΩ to 100 MΩ per cm square.

FTIR (Nicolet 8700)

FTIR (Nicolet 8700)

The Nicolet 8700 Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer 8700 is suited for analysis of bulk samples, thin films, powders and liquids. The available light sources include, infrared and white light with both polarized or non-polarized modes. Attenuated total reflection and specular reflectance operation modes are available.

Atomic Force Microscope (Dimension Edge)

Atomic Force Microscope (Dimension Edge)

Atomic force microscope

VASE Ellipsometer

VASE Ellipsometer

The Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometer is capable of high accuracy measurement of various optical properties of your thin films.

Nanometrics Hall Measurement (HL5500)

Nanometrics Hall Measurement (HL5500)

Semiconductor characterization of resistivity, carrier concentration and mobility utilizing the hall effect.

TOF-SIMS Imaging Spectrometer (ION-TOF GmbH)

TOF-SIMS Imaging Spectrometer (ION-TOF GmbH)

Time of Flight-Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (TOF-SIMS) is an ultra high sensitive surface analysis technique providing detailed elemental and molecular information about surfaces, thin layers and interfaces.

Rigaku XRD Ultima IV

Rigaku XRD Ultima IV

The Rigaku Ultima IV is a state of the art, multipurpose X-ray (Cu-source) diffraction system. With cross beam optics (CBO) technology and automatic alignment capability, the Ultima IV is fast and flexible for a variety of applications including powder diffraction, thin film diffraction and in-plane scattering. This XRD has both parallel beam and focus beam slit, the detector is scintillation counter with monochromator.

XPS Spectrometer (Kratos AXIS Ultra)

XPS Spectrometer (Kratos AXIS Ultra)

The AXIS Ultra is a high sensitivity multi-technique photoelectron spectrometer capable of surface mapping to provide lateral distribution maps for elemental and chemical species at the surface.

Profilometer (Tencor P-6)

Profilometer (Tencor P-6)

Contact surface profiler up to 150mm scan length without stitching.