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Title: Optofluidic waveguide as a transformation optics device for lightwave bending and manipulation
Authors: Yang, Y.
Liu, A. Q.
Chin, L. K.
Zhang, Xuming
Tsai, D. P.
Lin, C. L.
Lu, C.
Wang, G. P.
Zheludev, N. I.
Subjects: Physcial sciences
Fluids and plasma physics
Optical physics
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2012
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Source: Nature communications, 3, 651, p.1-7.
Abstract: Transformation optics represents a new paradigm for designing light-manipulating devices, such as cloaks and field concentrators, through the engineering of electromagnetic space using materials with spatially variable parameters. Here we analyse liquid flowing in an optofluidic waveguide as a new type of controllable transformation optics medium. We show that a laminar liquid flow in an optofluidic channel exhibits spatially variable dielectric properties that support novel wave-focussing and interference phenomena, which are distinctively different from the discrete diffraction observed in solid waveguide arrays. Our work provides new insight into the unique optical properties of optofluidic waveguides and their potential applications.
Rights: © 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
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Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1662
ISSN: 2041-1723
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