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Title: Optofluidic microcavities : dye-lasers and biosensors
Authors: Chen, Y
Lei, L
Zhang, K
Shi, J
Wang, L
Li, H
Zhang, X 
Wang, Y 
Chan, HLW 
Keywords: Biological techniques
Cellular biophysics
Dye lasers
Molecular biophysics
Issue Date: 30-Dec-2010
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Source: Biomicrofluidics, 30 Dec. 2010, v. 4, no. 4, 043002 p. 1-14 How to cite?
Journal: Biomicrofluidics 
Abstract: Optofluidic microcavities are integrated elements of microfluidics that can be explored for a large variety of applications. In this review, we first introduce the physics basis of optical microcavities and microflow control. Then, we describe four types of optofluidic dye lasers developed so far based on both simple and advanced device fabrication technologies. To illustrate the application potential of such devices, we present two types of laser intracavity measurements for chemical solution and single cell analyses. In addition, the possibility of single molecule detection is discussed. All these recent achievements demonstrated the great importance of the topics in biology and several other disciplines.
ISSN: 1932-1058 (online)
DOI: 10.1063/1.3499949
Rights: © 2010 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Y. Chen et al. Biomicrofluidics 4:4, 043002 (2010) and may be found at
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