Imaging live cells at high spatiotemporal resolution for lab-on-a-chip applications
The synergy of novel super-resolution imaging techniques and microfluidic technology provides new biological and biomedical insights into sub-cellular processes.
Optofluidic time-stretch imaging – an emerging tool for high-throughput imaging flow cytometry
Optical time-stretch imaging is now proven for ultrahigh-throughput optofluidic single-cell imaging, at least 10–100 times faster.
Analysis of single nucleic acid molecules in micro- and nano-fluidics
This review discusses recent advances in single molecule analysis of nucleic acid molecules within micro- and nano-fluidic environments.
Cell refractive index for cell biology and disease diagnosis: past, present and future
Cell refractive index is an important biophysical parameter, which provides new biological and biomedical insight for disease diagnosis and cell biology.
Biochemical sensing by nanofluidic crystal in a confined space
This paper introduces a novel nanofluidic crystal scheme by packing nanoparticles inside a well-designed confined space to improve the device-to-device readout consistency. The readout from different chips (n = 16) varied within 8.4% under the same conditions, which guaranteed a self-calibration-free biochemical sensing.
Optofluidic lens with low spherical and low field curvature aberrations
Optofluidic lens with hyperbolic secant index profile, leading to low spherical and low field curvature aberrations.
Photolysis-driven merging of microdroplets in microfluidic chambers
Controlled coalescence of targeted microdroplets can be achieved by irradiation of photosensitive surfactant stabilized microdroplets by ps pulsed laser light.
Wash-free magnetic immunoassay of the PSA cancer marker using SERS and droplet microfluidics
We report a novel wash-free magnetic immunoassay technique for prostate-specific antigen that uses a surface-enhanced Raman scattering-based microdroplet sensor.
Reconfigurable liquid-core/liquid-cladding optical waveguides with dielectrophoresis-driven virtual microchannels on an electromicrofluidic platform
Stationary and moving liquid-core/liquid-cladding optical waveguides were established with dielectrophoresis from electrowetting-created droplets.
Optofluidic FRET lasers using aqueous quantum dots as donors
Optofluidic FRET lasers using aqueous quantum dots as donors.
Tubular optical microcavities of indefinite medium for sensitive liquid refractometers
Based on Mie scattering theory, we propose a tubular microcavity made by anisotropic metamaterials with hyperbolic dispersion called indefinite media (IM). Such a microcavity provides both a high sensitivity S and a high Q factor, which could be useful for liquid refractometers.
Optofluidic tunable lenses using laser-induced thermal gradient
We report a new design of optofluidic tunable lens with a 2D refractive index gradient generated by shining light onto a pair of metal strips.
Tunable self-imaging effect using hybrid optofluidic waveguides
This paper demonstrates the real-time tunable self-imaging function using hybrid optofluidic waveguides.