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Integrating optics and micro-fluidic channels using femtosecond laser irradiation
Author(s): T. Anderson; J. Hu; M. Ramme; J. Choi; C. Faris; N. Carlie; A. Agarwal; L. Petit; L. Kimerling; K. Richardson; M. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

The ability to integrate micro-channels for fluid transport with optical elements is attractive for the development of compact and portable chip-based sensors. Femtosecond Laser Direct Writing (FLDW) in transparent materials is a powerful tool for the fabrication of such integrated devices. We demonstrate the use of FLDW to fabricate coupled micro-fluidic channels and optical waveguides towards an integrated sensing device for molecular detection. Waveguides were directly written into the host material and channels were formed by modifying the molecular structure through FLDW followed by wet chemical etching. Multiple host materials including chalcogenide glasses for IR detection are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7203, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers IX, 72030I (24 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.815306
Show Author Affiliations
T. Anderson, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
J. Hu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
M. Ramme, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
J. Choi, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
C. Faris, Coe College (United States)
N. Carlie, Clemson Univ. (United States)
A. Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
L. Petit, Clemson Univ. (United States)
L. Kimerling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
K. Richardson, Clemson Univ. (United States)
M. Richardson, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7203:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers IX
Joseph Neev; Stefan Nolte; Alexander Heisterkamp; Rick P. Trebino, Editor(s)

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