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Diffusion dynamics in microfluidic dye lasers
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated the bleaching dynamics that occur in opto-fluidic dye lasers, where the liquid laser dye in a channel is locally bleached due to optical pumping. Our studies suggest that for micro-fluidic devices, the dye bleaching may be compensated through diffusion of dye molecules alone. By relying on diffusion rather than convection to generate the necessary dye replenishment, our observation potentially allows for a significant simplification of opto-fluidic dye laser device layouts, omitting the need for cumbersome and costly external fluidic handling or on-chip micro-fluidic pumping devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6465, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems V, 646506 (22 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.700117
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Morten Gersborg-Hansen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Søren Balslev, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Niels Asger Mortensen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Anders Kristensen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6465:
Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems V
Ian Papautsky; Wanjun Wang, Editor(s)

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