By Yeshaiahu Fainman, Luke Lee, Demetri Psaltis, Changhuei Yang

Cutting-Edge Optofluidics Theories, options, and Practices

Add novel functionalities on your optical layout tasks by way of incorporating cutting-edge microfluidic applied sciences and instruments. Co-written by means of specialists, Optofluidics: basics, units, and Applications covers the most recent useful integration of optical units and microfluidics, in addition to automation techniques. 

This authoritative consultant explains the best way to fabricate optical lab-on-a-chip units, synthesize photonic crystals, improve reliable and liquid middle waveguides, use fluidic self-assembly tools, and achieve direct microfabrication in ideas. The publication comprises information on constructing organic sensors and arrays, dealing with maskless lithography, designing high-Q cavities, and dealing with nanoscale plasmonics. learn results from the DARPA-funded middle for Optofluidics Integration also are mentioned.

Discover how to:

  • Work with optofluidic resources, lenses, filters, switches, and splitters
  • Use dielectric waveguiding units to enter, circulate, and control fluids
  • Integrate colloidal crystals and fibers with microfluidic systems
  • Develop bio-inspired fluidic lens platforms and aspherical lenses
  • Deploy miniaturized dye lasers, microscopes, biosensors, and resonators
  • Analyze microfluidic platforms utilizing stream injection and fluorescent spectroscopy
  • Build optofluidic direct fabrication systems for cutting edge microstructures
  • Accomplish optofluidic liquid actuation and particle manipulation

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Schueller, C. Marzolin, and G. M. Whitesides, “Wave-front engineering by use of transparent elastomeric optical elements,” Appl. , 36, (1997), 5792–5795. 31 CHAPTER 3 Optical Components Based on Dynamic Liquid-Liquid Interfaces Sindy K. Y. Tang and George M. Whitesides Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 3-1 Introduction This chapter describes optical components based on dynamic liquidliquid (L2) interfaces between liquids with different optical properties (such as index of refraction) in microfluidic systems.

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They are dynamically reconfigurable. Their structure and function depend on a continuous, laminar flow of the core and cladding liquids, and can therefore be reconfigured and adapted continuously in ways that are not possible with solid-state waveguides. 2. They are simple to fabricate. The roughness of the wall of the channel does not affect the smoothness of the laminar interface between the core and the cladding streams, and does not lead to the scattering of light or degradation in the performance of waveguides.

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