Surface optofluidics

A. E. Vasdekis, J. G. Cuennet, W. Z. Song, J. W. Choi, L. De Sio, C. P. O'Neil, J. A. Hubbell, D. Psaltis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Scopus citations


Surfaces -defined as the interfaces between solids and liquids- have attracted much attention in optics and biology, such as total internal reflection imaging (TIRF) and DNA microarrays. Within the context of optofluidics however, surfaces have received little attention. In this paper, we describe how surfaces can define or enhance optofluidic function. More specifically we discuss chemical interfaces that control the orientation of liquid crystals and the stretching of individual nucleic acids, diffractive and plasmonic nanostructures for lasing and opto-thermal control, as well as microstructures that read pressure and form chemical patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VII
StatePublished - Oct 27 2010
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 1 2010Aug 5 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation VII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Microfluidics
  • Optofluidics
  • Surface effects
  • Surface optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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