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Developing optofluidic technology through the fusion of microfluidics and optics

Psaltis, Demetri and Quake, Stephen R. and Yang, Changhuei (2006) Developing optofluidic technology through the fusion of microfluidics and optics. Nature, 442 (7101). pp. 381-386. ISSN 0028-0836. doi:10.1038/nature05060.

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We describe devices in which optics and fluidics are used synergistically to synthesize novel functionalities. Fluidic replacement or modification leads to reconfigurable optical systems, whereas the implementation of optics through the microfluidic toolkit gives highly compact and integrated devices. We categorize optofluidics according to three broad categories of interactions: fluid–solid interfaces, purely fluidic interfaces and colloidal suspensions. We describe examples of optofluidic devices in each category.

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Additional Information:© 2006 Nature Publishing Group. Published online 26 July 2006. This work is funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Center for Optofluidic Integration, USA. We thank J. Adleman, X. Heng, Y. Fainman and D. Erickson for numerous discussions and their assistance.
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