A review of single-mode fiber optofluidics

R. Blue, Anna A. Dudus, D. Uttamchandani

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Abstract

We review the field we describe as “single-mode fiber optofluidics” which combines the technologies of microfluidics with single-mode fiber optics for delivering new implementations of well-known single-mode optical fiber devices. The ability of a fluid to be easily shaped to different geometries plus the ability to have its optical properties easily changed via concentration changes or an applied electrical or magnetic field offers potential benefits such as no mechanical moving parts, miniaturization, increased sensitivity and lower costs. However, device fabrication and operation can be more complex than in established single-mode fiber optic devices.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Early online date7 Aug 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Single mode fibers
fibers
Fiber optics
fiber optics
miniaturization
Microfluidics
Optical fibers
Optical properties
optical fibers
Magnetic fields
costs
optical properties
Fabrication
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Fluids
Geometry
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sensitivity
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magnetic fields

Keywords

  • optical devices
  • optofluidics technology
  • single-mode fiber
  • optical fiber couplers
  • optical fiber sensors

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