We have constructed an near infrared optical system to induce thermal gradients sufficient to controllably manipulate small aqueous droplets. We have fused droplets, and observed rapid mixing, and absorption changes from a biological assay.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5340) Other areas of optics : Photothermal effects
K. T. Kotz, Y. Gu, and G. W. Faris, "Microfluidics with Near Infrared Fluid Handling," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CFF5.
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