We describe a method for integrating fiber optics in substrates by femtosecond laser ablation. In a first demonstration, we fabricate an optically integrated microfluidic device that counts cells by small angle light scattering.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1530) Medical optics and biotechnology : Cell analysis
D. N. Schafer, E. A. Gibson, E. A. Salim, A. E. Palmer, R. Jimenez, and J. Squier, "An Optically Integrated Microfluidic Cell Counter Fabricated by Femtosecond Laser Ablation and Anodic Bonding," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMMM1.