Laboratory

Laboratory and Fabrication Facilities

Laboratory and fabrication facilities are currently in place to undertake a variety of testing, analysis, and development tasks.  On-site fabrication capabilities allow for the quick adaptation and construction of specialized test fixtures and unique assemblies.  A partial listing of the equipment and facilities available is presented below. 

Fabrication and Precision Assembly

  • Hardinge lathe with Sony Magnescale precision positioning control.
  • 2 Jeweler’s lathes and mill
  • Grinder and polisher
  • 4 Spot welders
  • Laminar flow bench and clean area
  • Clean room air particulate measurement capability
  • Humidity measurement and control
  • Ultrasonic clean
  • Micro-manipulator station with microprobes
  • Unitek Micropull wire-bond tester.

Vacuum Systems

  • 4 Turbo-molecular pumped systems (Leybold, Seiko-Seiki, Pfeiffer/Balzers) with multiple access ports using Conflat flanges
  • Varian leak tester
  • In-vacuum micro-manipulator
  • Thin-film evaporator
  • Altitude chamber

Optical Inspection and Measurement

  • 4 Stereo inspection microscopes
  • Mitutoyo (20x – 2000x) long focus microscope with precision positioning stage
  • Fiber optic illumination sources
  • Resolution targets
  • CIE coordinate digital colorimeters
  • Minolta and Tektronix wide and narrow angle photometers
  • Contrast and luminance measurements
  • Projection and light valve systems optics
  • Linear and circular polarization capability
  • KLC precision adjustable retarder
  • Variable frequency light valves
  • Lenses and lens mounts
  • Ultraviolet and narrow band sources
  • Low noise optical signal detectors (diode and photo-multiplier)
  • Large format cameras and lenses
  • Wet chemistry darkroom

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

  • Hitachi S-450 SEM with digital image capture capability
  • Balzers Sputtering System for Sample Preparation

Electrical Testing capability

  • Digital and Real time oscilloscopes to 1+ GHz
  • Sampling oscilloscopes to 12+ GHz
  • Time domain reflectometry to <25 ps
  • Precision audio and RF spectrum analyzers
  • Frequency counters to 26.5 GHz
  • CW signal sources to 2.5 GHz
  • Pulse generators to 100+ volts and to <25 ps
  • Arbitrary waveform generator
  • TV and video waveform generators
  • 3 Transistor curve tracers
  • 2 Automated multi-frequency LCR measurement systems
  • 2 Keithley Electrometers
  • Multi-frequency magnetic field measurement capability
  • High voltage probes to 40+ kV
  • Current probes to 50 MHz
  • Chart recorders
  • Multiple laboratory power supplies up to 30 kV
  • 4 High-voltage Trek amplifiers to 10 kV
  • Precision temperature measurement – thermocouple, infrared, and optical

 

19916 NE 30th Ct. Sammamish, WA 98074 Call 425.898.9117