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Pricing – Initial Offering


This document outlines the introductory pricing policy for Ion Beam Sputtered coatings that will be available for the first six months of operation of this new node. It has significant discounts applied to real costs to provide users the opportunity to try the service out and get a feel for what can be done and the properties of our coatings. Part numbers per run will be limited to 4 parts and numbers of runs per customer per month will be limited to 2 if there are capacity constraints here to ensure fair availability of the system to all users and to prevent “commercial exploitation” of the introductory offer rates. If you have commercial scale jobs, please contact us and we are happy to discuss and find a solution!


Coatings will be Silica and Tantala only initially, more materials will be brought on line over time. Coatings are single rotation type only for first 3 categories providing uniformity better than 0.5% across 100mm diameter. We can supply 25mm diameter, 6mm thick, Lambda/10 double sided polished substrates with a 40/20 surface finish at a cost of A$30 per piece if required. Fixturing for anything outside 0.5”, 1”, 2”, or 100mm wafers will be charged at cost. All parts will ship packed in individual optics boxes with measurement results from calibrated Cary 5000 spectrophotometer.


Please note that a condition of service is also that any paper or conference proceedings etc published that has used ANNF Optofab-ACT facilities has the statement:


"This work was performed in part at the ACT OptoFab node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility - a company established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy to provide nano and microfabrication facilities for Australia's researchers".




 "This work has been made possible through the access to the ACT Optofab Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility"




“We acknowledge the support of the ANFF OptoFab ACT Node in carrying out this research”.


In the “Acknowledgements” section. This is a major Key Performance Indicator that helps to determine our funding level and so ability to service you and is therefore in your interest to do.


For information on typical performance parameters with the Veeco IBS, please see the Coatings information and resources page.



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PhD/University/Govt Users

Industry and Overseas Users

Single/Bilayer thin photonics films (<2 microns)



Multi-layer coatings to 22 layers/3.3 microns total thickness, timed deposition



Multilayer coatings beyond this, timed deposition



More complex coatings requiring ellipsometric monitoring









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