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LEAP @ WPI/QCC, located in WPI's Gateway Park in Worcester, Massachusetts 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 to for-profit company and external university usage through a pay per use model, fee for service or an annual industry affiliate membership. To request training, view rates and to learn more visit the LEAP @ WPI/QCC equipment page.

Equipment Available at LEAP

Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT+ 3D Printing

LEAP @ WPI/QCC is home to the Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT+ for research and rapid prototyping needs. Nanoscribe’s DeScribe 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. The Nanoscribe Photonic Professional GT+ is ideal for patterning and replicating structures for photonics as well as biomimetics, microfluidics, and cell scaffolding applications and is available to for-profit companies and external university usage through a pay per use or fee for service engagement.  The LEAP facility is equipped with a variety of objective lenses for use with the Nanoscribe including 63x, 25x, 20x, and 10 along with the following Nanoscribe resins: IP-Dip, IP-S, IP-Q, and IP-PDMS.

Testing & Characterization Equipment

  • Keysight lightwave measurement systems for 1310 and 1550 nm
  • Keysight PNA network analyzer & lightwave component analyzer (up to 67 GHz) for 5G
  • Keysight Arbitrary waveform generator (65 GSa/sec)
  • Keysight Digital signal generator (20 GHz 80/40 GSa/sec)
  • Princeton Instruments HRS 300i for visible and infrared spectroscopy

Wafer, Die, & Chip Characterization

  • Maple Leaf Photonics SD-100 probe station
  • FormFactor MPS-150 probe station
  • Toptica TeraScan
  • Toptica TeraFlash

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Graduate students working at a lab station

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

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PiXDRO LP50

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

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LEAP general purpose equipment

Metrology & Inspection

  • KLA Tencor Alpha Step D-600 stylus profiler
  • ZYGO nexview nx2 coherence scanning interferometer 
  • Park Systems NX20 atomic force microscope
  • Keyence VHX-7000 3D digital microscope 
  • Xenics Bobcat vSWIR camera

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VHX Digital Microscope