The Integrated Photonics cleanroom is a 200m_ Class 1000 facility with local areas of Class 100, designed for planar processing of a very wide range of materials.
The prime purpose of this facility is to be able to take raw materials, ORC-made materials, or commercial materials and process them to realise photonic devices for use in applications from telecommunications to all-optical data processing and from biochemical sensing to the lab-on-a-chip.
Polishing and scanning electron microscopy are available outside the cleanroom. The major items of equipment are described below with links to manufacturers' information where possible (photographs are of the equipment in temporary facilities before re-siting in the New Mountbatten Complex. Where available, detailed equipment specifications may be obtained by clicking on the link.