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Research equipment available in Dr. Chrostowski's Lab

AFM Nanosurf Easy Scan 2

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The Nanosurf EasyScan2 AFM/STM is a modular Atomic Force /Scanning Tunneling Microscope system, capable of performing nanometer-scale measurements in air. The AFM module can be used with both solid and liquid samples.

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If you wish to become a user of this equipment, or even if you just want to make one-time use of it, please contact a superuser to set up an appointment.

Vector Network Analyzer

Agilent E8361A vector network analyzer (up to 67 GHz) is a member of the PNA Series network analyzer platform and provides the combination of speed and precision for the demanding needs of today's high frequency, high-performance component test requirements.

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Support Phone #: Call Center 1-877-894-4414

Sales Rep: Steve Hall steve_hall@agilent.com

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Critical Point Dryer

Tousimis CPD 815 Series B, System: Used to dry MEMS samples, to eliminate the problem of stiction.

Tousimis PDF manual

Berkeley Manual

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High Performance Computing Cluster

This HPC cluster is intended for numerical simulation and modeling projects. The cluster consists of 20 Dell PowerEdge 1950 servers with two 2.66GHz quad core Xeon processors, and between 8 and 16GB of RAM each. There are an additional 12 IBM x346 servers with 3.2GHz Pentium4 HT processors, and 4GB of RAM each.

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Accessing ECE files:
this will mount your ECE files on to the cluster (on schroedinger only):
mkdir GROUP
sudo mount -t cifs //fs6/lukasc GROUP -o uid=lukasc -o user=lukasc

GPIB Keithley USB

Model KUSB-488A IEEE-488.2 USB-to-GPIB Interface Adapter for USB port with built-in 2m (6.6 ft) cable
Part Number: KUSB-488A

Keithley info: http://www.keithley.com/products/ieee488/?mn=KUSB-488A

Driver: http://www.keithley.com/data?asset=50944
Manual: http://www.keithley.com/data?asset=1651

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Keithley 2602 - Source-Measure system

Specs and Manual: http://www.keithley.com/products/currentvoltage/?mn=2602
Hard Copy Manual Available.

Reference manual: http://www.keithley.com/data?asset=50895

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Photodetector - Discovery Semiconductors DSC50

DSC50-73-FC/UPC-K-1

5+ GHz bandwidth, InGaAs PIN, 62.5 um core multi-mode fiber, female type K connector. Responsivity > 0.65 A/W. For 850-1550 nm.

http://www.chipsat.com/products/photodiodes/description.php

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EDFA - Avanex
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Edmund Optics, USB2 CMOS Camera

http://www.edmundoptics.com/onlinecatalog/displayproduct.cfm?productid=2...

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Pat McKenna at EO, tech support on getting it to work on the Mac: pmckenna@edmundoptics.com

Use imageJ, with TWAIN package (incl. Morena framework).

EO camera is TWAIN compatible, and should allow live-view and changing exposure.

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Optical Power Meter - Agilent 8163A

Specs & Manual: http://www.home.agilent.com/USeng/nav/-536900333.536883111/pd.html

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HP 8168F Tunable Laser Source
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IPG Photonics EAU-2 2 WATT Laser EDFA

High-power EDFA

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GPIB-ENET

2 GPIB-ENET devices. National Instruments.

addresses:
- lcgpib1.ece.ubc.ca
- lcgpib2.ece.ubc.ca

NI web page: http://www.ni.com/support/gpib/gpib2.htm

Assigning IP address (Requires old version of Windows 2000): http://www.ni.com/support/gpib/enetnt/enet02.htm

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Oriel Cornerstone 260 1/4m Monochromatator

http://www.newport.com/Oriel-Cornerstone-260-14-m-Monochromator/375108/1...

Configuration:
2 gratings: (intended wavelength range 600 to 3000 nm)
- 1200 L/mm, 750nm blaze, 260i 450-1400 nm (where efficiency > 20%)
- 600 L/mm, 2.7 um blaze (from about 1000nm to 3000nm), SP1000-4847
- 74064

Long-pass IR filter, 57910

Accessories:

Lock-in amplifier, SR814.

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Detectors:
- future: perhaps PbS Newport 70341 or 70343 (more expensive)

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ILX 5910B Temperature Controller
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RSoft LaserMod

LaserMOD V2.2

LaserMOD is an integrated software package for the design and simulation of semiconductor lasers and active photonic
structures. The current version can accomodate Fabry-Perot (F-P) edge emitters and vertical cavity surface emitting
lasers (VCSEL), while distributed feedback lasers (DFB), external cavity lasers, quantum wire/dot lasers, photonic

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New Focus 45GHz optical detector (950-1650 nm)

FC/APC optical connector, internal battery, 2.4 mm electrical connector

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u2t 50 GHz high speed optical detector (1480-1620 nm)

DC electrical coupling, voltage supply of 2.8 V, Responsivity of 0.5 A/W, V female electrical connector, FC/PC optical fiber.

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Newport 1830-C Optical Power Meter
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Optical Spectrum Analyzer - ANDO AQ6315A

Wavelenth Range: 350 nm - 1750 nm

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micro drive ESA-CSA

The specs and manual are at:
ftp://download.newport.com/MotionControl/Archive/Motion%20Controllers/ES...

The value displayed is the voltage.
To see the position versus voltage curve see the link above.

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RF Cables, Adapters

Connector Types

  • V: for 65 GHz - Precision 2.4 mm / 1.85 mm
    The 1.85 connector is often called the "V connector".
  • K: for 40 GHz - Precision 2.92 mm
    Air dielectric
  • 3.5 mm - 26.5 GHz
    Air dielectric
  • SMA (and Precision SMA) - 24 GHz
    PTFE dielectric

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F20-UVX Thin-Film Measurement System
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Temperature Controller - Newport 3040

PI Controller
Max Current: 4A
Max Voltage: 8V
Three Units Available.

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980 nm DFB Laser

980 nm DFB Laser, used for pumping EDFA.

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purchased from HJProfessional

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Tunable Laser - HP 8164A, 1456nm - 1583nm
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Centellax UA1L65VM 200kHz-65GHz High Power Amplifier Module

http://www.centellax.com/products/microwave/modules/UA1L65VM.shtml

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Signal Generator - Agilent 83732B 10MHz-20GHz

Specs & Manual: http://www.home.agilent.com/USeng/nav/-536900187.536880772/pd.html

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