Optofluidic microscopy using femtosecond micromachined glass microfluidics

Veerendra Kalyan Jagannadh, Mark Donald Mackenzie, Parama Pal, Ajoy K. Kar, Sai Siva Gorthi

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Abstract

Optofluidic microscopy is a versatile modality for imaging and analyzing particles and their properties in flow. In this paper, we demonstrate the applicability of microfluidic devices fabricated using femtosecond laser machining in fused silica for integration into optofluidic imaging systems. In addition, glass, being chemically inert, robust, and inexpensive, is ideal for field-deployable prototypes. By using glass for the sample handling component of our microscope, we are able to exploit its superior optical quality for imaging and biocompatibility. By integrating these glass microfluidic devices into a custom-built bright field microscope, we have been able to analyze red blood cells in flow with good fidelity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Fibre Optics and Photonics, 2014
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)978-1-55752-882-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Fibre Optics and Photonics, 2014 - Kharagpur, India
Duration: 13 Dec 201416 Dec 2014

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
PublisherOptical Society of America

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Fibre Optics and Photonics, 2014
CountryIndia
CityKharagpur
Period13/12/1416/12/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Jagannadh, V. K., Mackenzie, M. D., Pal, P., Kar, A. K., & Gorthi, S. S. (2014). Optofluidic microscopy using femtosecond micromachined glass microfluidics. In International Conference on Fibre Optics and Photonics, 2014 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1364/PHOTONICS.2014.T3A.6