Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Laser intracavity analysis of droplets by multicolour microfluidic dye laser
Author(s): Guillaume Aubry; Lin Chen; Sébastien Méance; Anne-Marie Haghiri-Gosnet; Qingli Kou
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

An original method based on a microfluidic dye laser has been investigated to carry out optical analysis of microfluidic droplets. Droplets that have been the subject of extensive works over the last five years appear as the best tool to manipulate subnanoliter volumes for a lot of applications in both chemistry and biology. We have designed a device that combines a microfluidic dye laser and a droplet generator on the same chip. Intracavity measurement can thus be performed as the droplets pass through the laser cavity. Depending on the droplet shape, whether it is spherical or not, the presence of the droplet inside the optical cavity results in an extinction of the laser signal or in a variation of its intensity. This innovative method can be used for in-situ direct analysis of any event occuring inside the droplet volume. In addition to this work, in order to develop a device allowing optical analysis over the full visible spectrum, we have also developed a new laser that is able to deliver multiple wavelength on-demands. Such improvement in the laser design has several advantages such as reducing the number of equipment around the set-up.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7634, Optical Sensors and Biophotonics, 763404 (25 November 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.853036
Show Author Affiliations
Guillaume Aubry, Lab. de Photophysique Moléculaire, CNRS (France)
Lab. de Photonique et Nanostructures, CNRS (France)
Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Lin Chen, Lab. de Photophysique Moléculaire, CNRS (France)
Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Sébastien Méance, Lab. de Photophysique Moléculaire, CNRS (France)
Lab. de Photonique et Nanostructures, CNRS (France)
Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Anne-Marie Haghiri-Gosnet, Lab. de Photonique et Nanostructures, CNRS (France)
Qingli Kou, Lab. de Photophysique Moléculaire, CNRS (France)
Univ. Paris-Sud (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7634:
Optical Sensors and Biophotonics
Xingde Li; Qingming Luo; Vasilis Ntziachristos; Yoshiaki Yasuno, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top