Centers & Facilities

OSC faculty members are involved in a myriad of multidisciplinary and multi-institutional programs — including organizations dedicated to increasing the speed of the Internet, to building a better solar cell and to finding newer and more accurate ways to detect and diagnose cancer. OSC also provides facilities that are available to all campus researchers as well as external, non-sponsored research customers.

CIAN - Pierre-Alexandre BlancheCenter for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)

The National Science Foundation awarded a five-year, $18.5 million grant to establish an Engineering Research Center based at the University of Arizona. Entitled the Center for Integrated Access Networks, CIAN is a multi-institutional research effort consisting of the University of Arizona (lead) and its partner institutions. The vision of CIAN is to create transformative technologies for optical access networks where virtually any application requiring any resource can be seamlessly and efficiently aggregated and interfaced with existing (and future) core networks in a cost-effective manner. 

College of Optical Sciences Micro/Nano Fabrication CleanroomOSC Micro/Nano Fabrication Cleanroom

The OSC Micro/Nano Fabrication Cleanroom enables research in a dust-free, clean environment, utilizing state of the art lithography and deposition equipment. The Cleanroom provides support for the University community, including researchers in the College of Science and College of Engineering. Additionally, the Cleanroom welcomes industry partners dedicated to research and development of solar, telecom, electronic and other technologies.

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OSC Precision Freeform Optics Design, Fabrication, and Testing FacilityPrecision Freeform Optics Design, Fabrication and Testing Facility

The facility of Precision Freeform Optics Design, Fabrication, and Testing Facility was established in 2015, with the support from the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona (TRIF), and the National Institute of Health (NIH). It provides optical and opto-mechanical design; system integration; fabricating precision diamond turning and molding; testing surface shape and quality and testing geometrical dimension.

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