ANFF OptoFab


Node Director: Prof. Michael Withford
Email: or for general node inquiries
Phone: +61 2 9850 7056

Facility Manager: Dr Benjamin Johnston
Phone: +61 2 9850 8960



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Optofab offers specialist facilities and dedicated staff that are on hand to provide services and technical support to users in microprocessing, microfabrication and characterisation of fibre, planar and bulk materials which include silica, metals, ceramics, silicon, polymers and crystals.

Optofab services have proved beneficial for applications in telecoms, biotechnology, biomedicine, microelectronics, optical sensing, industrial processing, defence and security.

The Node consists of centres at Macquarie University (headquarters), the University of Adelaide, and the University of Sydney.


Node Competencies

Laser micromachining and processing; speciality and functional optical materials; laser inscription of photonic devices; photolithography; diamond CVD and nanoparticles; speciality optical fibre production.


Macquarie University


Australian Hearing Hub (Building W1A)
Level 4, 16 University Avenue
Macquarie University
North Ryde NSW 2109

University of Adelaide


The Braggs Building
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005, Australia

University of Technology Sydney


University of Technology Sydney Building 1
15 Broadway, Ultimo
NSW 2007

Australian National University


Research School of Physics
The Stores, End of Garran Road
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

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