The self-organized and molecularly smooth surface on liquid microdroplets makes them attractive as optical cavities with very high quality factors. This chapter describes the basic theory of optical modes in spherical droplets. The mechanical properties including vibrational excitation are also described, and their implications for microdroplet resonator technology are discussed. Optofluidic implementations of microdroplet resonators are reviewed with emphasis on the basic optomechanical properties.
|Title of host publication||Advanced Photonic Structures for Biological and Chemical Detection|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Springer Science+Business Media|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|