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Nanophotonic implementation of optoelectrowetting for microdroplet actuation

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Christopher M. Collier, Kyle A. Hill, Mark A. DeWachter, Alexander M. Huizing, Jonathan F. Holzman

The University of British Columbia, Integrated Optics Laboratory, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, British Columbia V1V 1V7, Canada

J. Biomed. Opt. 20(2), 025004 (Feb 17, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.20.2.025004
History: Received December 8, 2014; Accepted January 16, 2015
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Abstract.  The development and ultimate operation of a nanocomposite high-aspect-ratio photoinjection (HARP) device is presented in this work. The device makes use of a nanocomposite material as the optically active layer and the device achieves a large optical penetration depth with a high aspect ratio which provides a strong actuation force far away from the point of photoinjection. The nanocomposite material can be continuously illuminated and the position of the microdroplets can, therefore, be controlled to diffraction limited resolution. The nanocomposite HARP device shows great potential for future on-chip applications.

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Christopher M. Collier ; Kyle A. Hill ; Mark A. DeWachter ; Alexander M. Huizing and Jonathan F. Holzman
"Nanophotonic implementation of optoelectrowetting for microdroplet actuation", J. Biomed. Opt. 20(2), 025004 (Feb 17, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.20.2.025004


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