The Sample Preparation Laboratory

The Sample Preparation Laboratory is a wet lab for sample pre- and post- processing of photonic chips, including fume hoods for spin coating and cleaning, as well as chip dicing and storing capability.

The Quantum Optics Laboratory

The Quantum Optics Laboratory includes optical tables for high vibration isolation, with automated optical fibre alignment setups for the classical characterisation of photonic devices with 5 nm precision positioners and several tunable lasers.

A single photon source based on spontaneous parametric downconversion and single photon detectors based on silicon avalanche photodiodes as well as superconducting nanowires allow testing of new photonic devices in the quantum regime.

The Prototypes Laboratory

The Prototypes Laboratory includes wire bonders, a 200X microscope, a room temperature confocal microscope, and photonic/electronic packaging capability.

The Cryogenic Laboratory

The Cryogenic Laboratory hosts a 1K Leiden cryostat with a large plate, high cooling power and fibre-coupled confocal microscope for the cryogenic characterisation of quantum photonic devices.