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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 10 — Jul. 19, 2010

On-chip supercontinuum optical trapping and resonance excitation of microspheres

Arthur Nitkowski, Alexander Gondarenko, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 10, pp. 1626-1628 (2010)

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We demonstrate the simultaneous optical manipulation and analysis of microscale particles in a microfluidic channel. Whispering gallery modes (WGMs) in dielectric microspheres are excited using the evanescent field from a silicon nitride waveguide. A supercontinuum source is used to both trap the microspheres to the surface of the waveguide and excite their resonant modes. All measurements are in plane, thus providing an integrated optofluidic platform for lab-on-a-chip biosensing applications.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 2, 2010
Published: May 6, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Arthur Nitkowski, Alexander Gondarenko, and Michal Lipson, "On-chip supercontinuum optical trapping and resonance excitation of microspheres," Opt. Lett. 35, 1626-1628 (2010)

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