A new design mitigates multimode waveguide behavior in an optofluidic platform and increases fundamental mode coupling to 95%. Experimental results yield excellent agreement with simulations and demonstrate a suitable device for optical particle manipulation.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
P. Measor, S. Kühn, E. J. Lunt, B. S. Phillips, A. R. Hawkins, and H. Schmidt, "Optofluidic Platform Advancements for Optical Particle Manipulation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CTuU2.
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