Abstract

We present a novel optical method, to our knowledge, to measure the refractive index of liquids by means of the images produced by an optofluidic lens. In addition we propose a new method to make optofluidic lenses.

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2011 (1)

2010 (1)

N.-T. Nguyen, “Micro-optofluidic Lenses: A review,” Biomicrofluidics 4(3), 031501 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (2)

2008 (2)

2007 (1)

2006 (1)

P. Domachuk, I. C. M. Littler, M. Cronin-Golomb, and B. J. Eggleton, “Compact resonant integrated microfluidic refractomer,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(9), 093513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

Aljasem, K.

Barrera-Rivera, K. A.

Bernini, R.

Brambilla, G.

Calixto, S.

Campopiano, S.

Cho, S. H.

Cronin-Golomb, M.

P. Domachuk, I. C. M. Littler, M. Cronin-Golomb, and B. J. Eggleton, “Compact resonant integrated microfluidic refractomer,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(9), 093513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Domachuk, P.

P. Domachuk, I. C. M. Littler, M. Cronin-Golomb, and B. J. Eggleton, “Compact resonant integrated microfluidic refractomer,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(9), 093513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B. J.

P. Domachuk, I. C. M. Littler, M. Cronin-Golomb, and B. J. Eggleton, “Compact resonant integrated microfluidic refractomer,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(9), 093513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Horak, P.

Littler, I. C. M.

P. Domachuk, I. C. M. Littler, M. Cronin-Golomb, and B. J. Eggleton, “Compact resonant integrated microfluidic refractomer,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(9), 093513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lo, Y.-H.

Mansuripur, M.

Minkovich, V. P.

Monzon-Hernandez, D.

Nguyen, N.-T.

N.-T. Nguyen, “Micro-optofluidic Lenses: A review,” Biomicrofluidics 4(3), 031501 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Peyghambarian, N.

Polynkin, A.

Polynkin, P.

Richa, A. M.

Rosete-Aguilar, M.

Sánchez-Marin, F. J.

Sánchez-Morales, M. E.

Sarro, P. M.

Seifert, A.

Tsai, F. S.

Vasko, B.

Vasko, J.

Xu, F.

Zappe, H.

Zeni, L.

Zhang, W.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

P. Domachuk, I. C. M. Littler, M. Cronin-Golomb, and B. J. Eggleton, “Compact resonant integrated microfluidic refractomer,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(9), 093513 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Biomicrofluidics (1)

N.-T. Nguyen, “Micro-optofluidic Lenses: A review,” Biomicrofluidics 4(3), 031501 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (5)

R. S. Longhurst, Geometrical and Physical Optics (Longman, 1973).

http://www.dowcorning.com/content/rubber/silicone-rubber.aspx

S. Calixto, M. Rosete-Aguilar, F. J. Sanchez-Marin, O. L. Torres-Rocha, E. M. Martinez-Prado, and M. Calixto-Solano, “Optofluidic compound lenses made with ionic liquids,” in Applications of Ionic Liquids in Science and Technology, S. Handy ed. (INTECH, Croatia, 2011).

R. C. Weast, CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 65th ed., (CRC Press, 1985).

A. A. Michelson, Studies in Optics (The University of Chicago Press, 1968).

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