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Optofluidics: a new tool for sensing
Author(s): Genni Testa; Gianluca Persichetti; Luigi Zeni; Pasqualina M. Sarro; Romeo Bernini
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Paper Abstract

Over the last years optofluidics has emerged as a very promising field. The integration at microscopic level between optics and microfluidics provides a number of unique characteristics that cannot be obtained with solid materials only. This paper briefly reviews the state of the art on optofluidics for sensing applications. We first describe the different approaches in order to realized optofluidic waveguides. These waveguides allow an increased interaction efficiency between the light and the liquid substance that can be very useful in sensing applications (fluorescence, absorption spectroscopy, etc.). We then illustrate high sensitive optofluidic devices such as Mach-Zehnder interferometers, Fabry- Perot cavities and ring resonators. Examples of applications of optofluidic sensors for chemical and biological analysis are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 879402 (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026027
Show Author Affiliations
Genni Testa, IREA-CNR (Italy)
Gianluca Persichetti, IREA-CNR (Italy)
Luigi Zeni, Second Univ. of Naples (Italy)
Pasqualina M. Sarro, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
Romeo Bernini, IREA-CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8794:
Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Editor(s)

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