The laser lithography facility is available to users from CSU and from outside institutions.

Initial consultations, including a test run, are free.  If you have an idea and would like to discuss feasibility and possibly try out the writer, please contact us.  Regular usage fees for the system will be kept as low as possible and will be collected to cover equipment maintenance and cleanroom supplies required for instrument access and use.

This instrument is located inside a cleanroom.  All users must observe posted cleanroom gowning protocol.  Users wishing to take notes inside the cleanroom may use cleanroom paper (provided) or bring a cleanroom notebook.  Regular paper is not permitted inside the cleanroom.

For additional information on the LW405C or to schedule training, please email

The LW405C is located in room D216 of Engineering in the Department of Physics at Colorado State University.

Primary Contact
Kristen Buchanan
Department of Physics
Colorado State University
1875 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1875

This facility was made possible by an NSF-MRI grant (PIs Kristen Buchanan, Stuart Field, and Mingzhong Wu).  Users should acknowledge NSF support on any publications by including the follow statement:

“Instrumentation supported by the National Science Foundation MRI program under NSF-DMR Grant No. 1727044 was used for this work.”

Users also agree to inform the facility coordinator of any publications that arise due to the use of this instrument.  Contact with publication details.