Recharge rates are determined according to the type of laser system used in experiments and OCF personnel involvement. Recharges are used to offset the cost of equipment repairs and maintenance, and pay a part of the staff salary.
Current Equipment Rates (FY2022-23)
Current OCF Staff Labor Rate (FY2022-23)
(price per hour)
These rates are valid for UC Santa Barbara campus users (recharges have to be paid from accounts associated with UCSB departments). Out-of-campus users are subject to 55% additional surcharge both for the equipment use and the staff labor to cover the overhead.
Discounts may be available for time-consuming experiments. Credits against the equipment use recharges may be applied if users donate equipment to OCF. Please contact OCF coordinator to get additional information.
to users: Before starting actual
experiments, please contact the OCF coordinator to
estimate the cost of work and your PI to get an approval
for charging your account.
E-mail: email@example.com | Phone: (805) 893-2327