We present a novel two-dimensional (2D) liquid-core waveguiding scheme that combines two different types of antiresonance reflection optical waveguides (ARROWs) to achieve ease of fabrication and richer optofluidic functionalities. We established the conditions for the optimal integration of the two ARROW schemes theoretically and validated them with 2D numerical mode analysis. The proposed scheme also provides a convenient means to install supporting solid-core waveguides without additional burden in fabrication.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2010
Published: February 25, 2011
Jiwon Lee, Zhuo Ye, Kai-Ming Ho, and Jaeyoun Kim, "Two-dimensional optofluidic liquid-core waveguiding based on optimized integration of single- and multiple-layer antiresonance reflection optical waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 489-494 (2011)