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Transformation optofluidics: control of light propagation in a chip
Author(s): Ruopeng Yan; Yunran Yang; Xin Tu; Chaolong Song
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Paper Abstract

Transformation optics (TO) is a new method to design metamaterials that can manipulate electromagnetic fields. Different from the traditional TO technique which is mostly based on the solid metamaterials with a limited range of tunability, a novel transformation optofluidics (TOF) method is proposed to manipulate the light path by changing the streamlines of the flow in a circular bounded domain. A dipole flow model was built for the first time to analytically calculate the streamlines of a liquid core/liquid cladding (L2) configuration inside the domain. Experiment show that the light paths agree well with the theoretical models and have a large range of tunability for any optical source-sink pair locations and flow rate ratio of two cladding fluids.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11205, Seventh International Conference on Optical and Photonic Engineering (icOPEN 2019), 112051Y (16 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2541992
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Ruopeng Yan, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)
Yunran Yang, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)
Xin Tu, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)
Chaolong Song, China Univ. of Geosciences (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11205:
Seventh International Conference on Optical and Photonic Engineering (icOPEN 2019)
Anand Asundi; Motoharu Fujigaki; Huimin Xie; Qican Zhang; Song Zhang; Jianguo Zhu; Qian Kemao, Editor(s)

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