NRC – Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre

The National Research Council’s Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre (CPFC) provides world-class engineering and manufacturing services, commercial-grade prototyping, and pilot-run production facilities. The CPFC fabricates devices in a variety of materials, offers single-step foundry services or end-to-end fabrication of photonic devices and circuits, and develops new process technologies for its client’s devices.

Located within the CPFC is the Advanced Technology Fabrication (ATF) research facility, which develops next-generation photonic and electronic components that are at low- to mid-technology readiness levels for a variety of applications: communication, security, and sensing. The facility serves as a test-bed for the fabrication proof of concept of novel designs, through to
the development of new technology platforms.


1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0R6

Areas of Expertise

Specialized optical coatings of bars and devices
Full device testing, characterization and burn-in
Extensive ex-situ analysis capabilities XPS, SIMS, TEM, Auger, AFM for material and failure analysis

Fabrication and process development of the following technologies:

– Silicon photonics prototyping
– C-band multi-wavelength quantum dot laser technologies
– GaSb mid-infrared lasers
– GaN electronics
– III-V quantum technologies


Product R&D
Facility Access & Testing
Business Development & Consulting

Contact Information


Email: Michael Davison – Client Relationship Leader –

Published: September 21, 2021

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