LEAP @ WPI/QCC, located in WPI's Gateway Park contains approximately 2,000 square feet of cleanroom and laboratory facilities equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. The facility, resources and equipment are open and available through a pay per use model or an annual industry affiliate membership. To request training, view rates and to schedule equipment usage visit the LEAP @ WPI/QCC ilab site.

Nano 3D Printing Capabilities

LEAP @ WPI/QCC is home to the Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT+ for research and rapid prototyping needs. Nanoscribe’s software and hardware make the complete 3D printing workflow easy to transform standard and existing computer-aided design (CAD) models into micro- and mesoscale 3D printed parts with sub-micrometer resolution on glass or silicon substrates. This tool is ideal for patterning and replicating structures for photonics as well as biomimetics, microfluidics, and cell scaffolding applications.

Testing & Characterization Equipment

  • PIC probe station
  • Lightwave measurement systems for 1310 and 1550 nm
  • Lightwave component analyzer (up to 67 GHz) for 5G
  • Arbitrary waveform generator (65 GSa/sec)
  • Digital signal generator (20 GHz 80/40 GSa/sec, 4-channel)
  • Visible/IR spectroscopy

Wafer, Die, and Chip Prototyping

  • Sub-micro micro-assembly & positioning system
  • Wire bonding
  • Sputter deposition system
  • Plasma system

PIC Functionalization

  • Deep UV mask aligner
  • Apogee spin coating system
  • Optical fiber prep station for cleaving
  • Comcore PFS-500l fiber fusion splicer
  • Meyer Burger Pixdro LP50 ink jet printer

General Purpose Equipment

  • Optical tables with vibration isolation
  • Opto-mechanical hardware and components
  • Fiber-based laser systems
  • Chemical storage
  • Fume hoods
  • A variety of optical sensors, detectors and instrumentation

Metrology and Inspection

  • Optical surface profilometry
  • 3D laser scanning microscopy
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Toolsmaker/Inspection microscopy 
  • Thermal imaging

Classroom & Teaching Lab

  • 24-seat classroom for hosting training and workforce development seminars
  • Video teleconference and smart classroom technologies
  • Dual large-screen displays