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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Nanophotonic implementation of optoelectrowetting for microdroplet actuation
Author(s): Christopher M. Collier; Kyle Hill; Mark A. DeWachter; Alexander M. Huizing; Jonathan F. Holzman
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Paper Abstract

The development and ultimate operation of a nanocomposite high-aspect-ratio photoinjection (HARP) device is presented in this work. The device makes use of a nanocomposite material as the optically active layer and the device achieves a large optical penetration depth with a high aspect ratio which provides a strong actuation force far away from the point of photoinjection. The nanocomposite material can be continuously illuminated and the position of the microdroplets can, therefore, be controlled to diffraction limited resolution. The nanocomposite HARP device shows great potential for future on-chip applications.

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J. Biomed. Opt. 20(2) 025004 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.20.2.025004
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 20, Issue 2, February 2015
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Christopher M. Collier, The Univ. of British Columbia Okanagan (Canada)
Kyle Hill, The Univ. of British Columbia Okanagan (Canada)
Mark A. DeWachter, The Univ. of British Columbia Okanagan (Canada)
Alexander M. Huizing, The Univ. of British Columbia Okanagan (Canada)
Jonathan F. Holzman, The Univ. of British Columbia Okanagan (Canada)


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