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Electro-Optics Laboratory

Mission:

The Electro-Optics Lab was established in 1431 H (2010) with an aim to engage in design, manufacturing and testing infrared and electro-optical sensors, focal plane arrays and camera systems. The lab also aims to educate a new generation of engineers, in the above named technologies who will be the driving force for technological advancement and innovation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

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Description:

Focus Areas:

In the Electro-Optics Laboratory we perform in-house design, simulation, fabrication, and characterization for our devices and systems.

The research and development activities of Electro-Optics lab are currently focused in the following areas:

  1. Microbolometers for infrared and millimeter wave detection.EOL Lab Photo 16EOL Lab Photo 17
  2. Infrared and millimeter wave antennas.
  3. Infrared and millimeter wave sensor materials.
  4. Metal-insulator metal diodes.
  5. Infrared and electro-optical imager testing.

Facilities and Equipments:

EOL Lab Photo 4EOL Lab Photo 5Our facilities include:

  • Simulation software
    • COVENTOR for MEMS simulation.
    • HFSS for antenna simulation.
  • Electronics
    • Agilent 35670A signal analyzer (122 µHz - 102.4 kHz).
    • Ametek 5210 lock-in amplifier.
    • An assortment of electronic lab equipment (DC power supplies, function generators, DMM, etc.).
    • EOL Lab Photo 6EOL Lab Photo 7Custom-built electronics: We build in-house custom low noise circuits for sensor bias and readout.
  • Semiconductor Characterization
    • Agilent B1500 semiconductor parameter analyzer with I-V and C-V measurement capabilities.EOL Lab Photo 8EOL Lab Photo 9
    • Cascade Microtec EP6 DC parametric probe station. 
    • Vecco Dektak 150 surface profilometer for thin film profile measurements. 
    • JANDEL multiHeight four point probe.
    • Sentech infrared spectroscopic ellipsometer.
  • Micro/nano Fabrication
    • A 22 m^2 softwall clean 1000 cleanroom.
    • EOL Lab Photo 10EOL Lab Photo 11Zeiss Scanning electron microscope (SEM) with Raith Elphy Quantum nanolithography module for electron-beam lithography.
    • NXQ 4004 contact mask aligner for photolithography.
    • AJA International magnetron sputtering system for deposition of thin metallic and non-metallic films.
    • Diener Electronics reactive ion etcher and plasma asher.   
    • FELCON fume hood with BOE etch bath.
    • Olympus MX51 semiconductor inspection microscope.
    • EOL Lab Photo 2EOL Lab Photo 3Hybond ultrasonic Wire Bonder.
    • ATV RV129 manual wafer scriber.
    • Brewer Science CEE 200 spin coater.
    • Brewer Science C1300 hot plate.

 

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