We demonstrate a tunable microfluidic optical interferometer integrated onto a single compact planar chip. The interaction of the beam with a water/air interface provides a Mach-Zehnder like response with a strong extinction ratio (~28dB).
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
C. Monat, P. Domachuk, C. Grillet, B. J. Eggleton, S. Mutzenich, G. Rosengarten, and A. Mitchell, "Integrated Tunable Microfluidic Interferometer," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CWL4.
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