Optofluidics is an emerging field that involves the use of fluids to modify optical properties and the use of optical devices to detect flowing media. Ultimately, its value is highly dependent on the successful integration of photonic integrated circuits with microfluidic or nanofluidic systems. Handbook of Optofluidics provides a snapshot of the s
Foundations of Optofluidics. Definition of Optofluidics. Micro- and Nanofluidic Fundamentals. Spectroscopic Methods. Microfabrication. Optoelectronics. Passive Integrated Optics. Photonic Crystals. Lab-on-a-chip. Optical Elements and Devices. Fluid Controlled Optical Elements. Imaging Elements. Fluid Filled Photonic Crystals. Ring Resonators. Optofluidic Light Sources. Bioanalysis. Single Molecule Detection. Raman Detection in Microchips and Microchannels. Fluid Filled Optical Fibers. Integrated Optofluidic Waveguides. Flow Cytometry. Optical Trapping and Manipulation. Plasmonics. Outlook. Appendices.