Conference Agenda

Topical Meetings and Sessions:

TOM 1 - Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics
TOM 2 - Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics
TOM 3 - Optical System Design, Tolerancing and Manufacturing
TOM 4 - Bio-Medical Optics
TOM 5 - Resonant Nanophotonics
TOM 6 - Optical Materials: crystals, thin films, organic molecules and polymers, syntheses, characterization and devices
TOM 7 - Thermal radiation and energy management
TOM 8 - Nonlinear and Quantum Optics
TOM 9 - Optics at Nanoscale (ONS)
TOM 10 - Optical Microsystems (OMS)
TOM 11 - Waves in Complex Photonic Media
TOM 12 - Optofluidics
TOM 13 - Ultrafast Optical Technologies and Applications
TOM 14 - Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics
EU Project Session
Early Stage Researcher Session organised by SIOF
Grand Challenges of Photonics Session

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Session Overview
TOM12 S01: Optofluidics: Diagnostics
Tuesday, 14/Sept/2021:
10:15 - 11:45

Session Chair: Luciano De Sio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Location: Aula 7

1st Floor

10:15 - 10:45
ID: 386 / TOM12 S01: 1
TOM 12 Optofluidics

Implementation of optofluidic techniques to the diagnosis of cancers and infectious disease in lower and middle income countries

David Erickson

Cornell University, United States of America

Viruses are known to plan a causative role in the establishments of certain cancers. These most commonly present in lower- and middle-income countries where. In this effort I will describe both our long-standing efforts to develop new clinical diagnostic methods for these cancers and a history of the technologies and interventions we have put in place. I will focus on our efforts with Kaposi’s Sarcoma over the last 5 years at various clinical sites in sub-Saharan Africa center in Uganda.

10:45 - 11:15
ID: 371 / TOM12 S01: 2
TOM 12 Optofluidics

SARS-CoV-2 DNA target detection using opto-nanofluidic waveguides

Pao Tai Lin

Texas A&M University, United States of America

SARS-CoV-2 detection was demonstrated by optical nano-slot waveguides. The optical field of the slot waveguide mode was calculated by Finite difference method (FDM) simulation. For TE polarized light, the optical field was strongly confined inside the slot section, and the field intensity was 14x higher than TM polarized light showing an extended evanescent wave. The light confinement significantly enhanced the optical sensitivity because of the strong interaction between the probe light and the analyte. The nanofluidic waveguide devices offer a compact prototype for fast virus identification.

11:15 - 11:45
ID: 122 / TOM12 S01: 3
TOM 12 Optofluidics

Optofluidic single molecule sensors for SARS-CoV-2 and other diseases

Holger Schmidt

UC Santa Cruz, United States of America

Integrated optofluidic waveguide devices have proven to be highly attractive for ultrasensitive detection of molecular biomarkers. Here, we discuss the use of liquid-core waveguide chips for clinical detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection with single molecule sensitivity.Two fundamentally different approaches based on fluorescence detection and trapping-assisted nanopore sensing are described, and a number of key advances are demonstrated. These include the first single protein fluorescence assay, dual detection of both RNAs and proteins, and nanopore detection with over 1,000x enhanced rates.