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A microfluidic 2×2 optical switch

Campbell, Kyle and Groisman, Alex and Levy, Uriel and Pang, Lin and Mookherjea, Shayan and Psaltis, Demetri and Fainman, Yeshaiahu (2004) A microfluidic 2×2 optical switch. Applied Physics Letters, 85 (25). pp. 6119-6121. ISSN 0003-6951.

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A 2×2 microfluidic-based optical switch is proposed and demonstrated. The switch is made of an optically clear silicon elastomer, Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), using soft lithography. It has insertion loss smaller than 1 dB and extinction ratio on the order of 20 dB. The device is switching between transmission (bypass) and reflection (exchange) modes within less than 20 ms

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Additional Information:©2004 American Institute of Physics (Received 12 August 2004; accepted 19 October 2004) This research has been partially supported by DARPA, NSF, and AFOSR.
Subject Keywords:polymers; optical switches; microswitches; microfluidics; micro-optics
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