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 S02: Optofluidics: Fundamental optofluidics
Tuesday, 14/Sept/2021:
14:15 - 15:45

Session Chair: Antonio d'Alessandro, Sapienza University, Italy
Location: Aula 7

1st Floor

14:15 - 14:45
ID: 145 / TOM12 S02: 1
TOM 12 Optofluidics

Nonlinear and nonlocal light-liquid interaction in integrated photonics

Yeshaiahu Fainman, Shimon Rubin, Chengkuan Gao

UCSD, United States of America

We present a novel nonlinear and nonlocal optical effect where the optical absorption and heating in channel silicon waveguide leads to thermocapillary-driven deformation of an optically thin liquid film and consequently to change of the effective refractive index. We detect the self-induced phase change employing Young-type measurement. 3D Multiphysics simulations that couple light propagation, heat transport, viscous flow and thermocapillary effect of liquid film support the experimental findings, which is significantly larger compared to other optical nonlinear mechanisms known to date.

14:45 - 15:15
ID: 132 / TOM12 S02: 2
TOM 12 Optofluidics

Optofluidic adaptive optics

Caglar Ataman

University of Freiburg, Germany

We present an optofluidic method for refractive high-order wavefront modulation that enables completely in-line adaptive optics systems for biomedical imaging. A highly-miniaturized, electrostatically actuated optofluidic transmissive wavefront modulator called the Deformable Phase Plate (DPP) is the main enabling component in this approach. In addition to the details on the design, manufacturing, characterization and control of the DPP, the talk will also discuss several refractive AO microscope implementations, and provide a perspective on the future potential, and limitations of optofluidic adaptive optics.

15:15 - 15:45
ID: 125 / TOM12 S02: 3
TOM 12 Optofluidics

Photonic nanojets: toward manipulation and detection beyond the diffraction limit

Yao Zhang, Yuchao Li

Jinan University, China, People's Republic of

With observation of small objects, a precisely manipulation is also highly desirable, especially for a three-dimensional manipulation of nanoparticles or biomolecules with a size of less than 100 nm. We propose a near-field technique that uses a photonic nanojet to perform the three-dimensional optical manipulation of sub-100-nm objects. With the photonic nanojet generated by a dielectric microlens bound to an optical fiber probe, three-dimensional manipulations were achieved for fluorescent nanoparticles as well as for plasmid DNA molecules. The demonstrated approach provides a potentially powerful tool for nanostructure assembly, biosensing and single-biomolecule studies.