Droplet based cavities and lasers

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Photonic Structures for Biological and Chemical Detection
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication date2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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