Tunable microfluidic optical-fiber devices based on electrowetting pumps and plastic microchannels

J. Hsieh*, P. Mach, F. Cattaneo, S. Yang, T. Krupenkine, K. Baldwin, J. A. Rogers

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Abstract

This letter introduces a class of tunable microfluidic fiber device that uses molded plastic microchannels and electrowetting pumps. It demonstrates the application of this type of system to dynamically adjustable narrow-band and wide-band all-fiber filters. Compact size, low-cost fabrication procedures, low-power (<1 mW) consumption, nonmechanical operation, and good optical characteristics are among the attractive features of these devices. They have many attributes that could make them useful for certain applications in photonics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-83
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Fluidics
  • Gratings
  • Micropumps
  • Optical waveguide components
  • Optical-fiber devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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