Optical devices which incorporate liquids as a fundamental part of
the structure can be traced as far back as the 18th century where
rotating pools of mercury were put forth as a simple technique to
create smooth spherical mirrors for use in reflecting telescopes. The
evolution of modern microfluidics has enabled the development of a
present day equivalent of such devices centered on the marriage of
fluidics and optics which has come to be known as Optofluidics.
The focus of this conference will be to explore new developments in
the field of optofluidics.
Potential topics include (but are not limited to) microfluidic lasers,
fluid-fluid waveguides, microfluidically tuned optical fiber and inter-
ferometers, fluid paper, high resolution in-chip lensless microscopy,
optical and photonic tweezers and high sensitivity biomolecular sensor
platforms. Research in all application areas are sought, however those
of particular interest include reconfigurable photonics, energy appli-
cation of optofluidics, novel display technologies and biomedical