Roadmap for optofluidics

Paolo Minzioni, Roberto Osellame, Cinzia Sada, Shen Zhao, F.G. Omenetto, Kristinn B. Gylfason, Tommy Haraldsson, Yibo Zhang, Aydogan Ozcan, Adam Wax, Frieder Mugele, Holger Schmidt, Genni Testa, Romeo Bernini, Jochen Guck, Carlo Liberale, Kirstine Berg-Sørensen, Jian Chen, Markus Pollnau, Sha XiongAi-Qun Liu, Chia-Chann Shiue, Shih-Kang Fan, David Erickson, David Sinton

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Optofluidics, nominally the research area where optics and fluidics merge, is a relatively new research field and it is only in the last decade that there has been a large increase in the number of optofluidic applications, as well as in the number of research groups, devoted to the topic. Nowadays optofluidics applications include, without being limited to, lab-on-a-chip devices, fluid-based and controlled lenses, optical sensors for fluids and for suspended particles, biosensors, imaging tools, etc. The long list of potential optofluidics applications, which have been recently demonstrated, suggests that optofluidic technologies will become more and more common in everyday life in the future, causing a significant impact on many aspects of our society. A characteristic of this research field, deriving from both its interdisciplinary origin and applications, is that in order to develop suitable solutions a combination of a deep knowledge in different fields, ranging from materials science to photonics, from microfluidics to molecular biology and biophysics, is often required. As a direct consequence, also being able to understand the long-term evolution of optofluidics research is not easy. In this article, we report several expert contributions on different topics so as to provide guidance for young scientists. At the same time, we hope that this document will also prove useful for funding institutions and stakeholders to better understand the perspectives and opportunities offered by this research field.
Original languageEnglish
Article number093003
JournalJournal of Optics
Volume19
Issue number9
Number of pages50
ISSN1464-4258
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Minzioni, P., Osellame, R., Sada, C., Zhao, S., Omenetto, F. G., Gylfason, K. B., ... Sinton, D. (2017). Roadmap for optofluidics. Journal of Optics, 19(9), [093003]. https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8986/aa783b
Minzioni, Paolo ; Osellame, Roberto ; Sada, Cinzia ; Zhao, Shen ; Omenetto, F.G. ; Gylfason, Kristinn B. ; Haraldsson, Tommy ; Zhang, Yibo ; Ozcan, Aydogan ; Wax, Adam ; Mugele, Frieder ; Schmidt, Holger ; Testa, Genni ; Bernini, Romeo ; Guck, Jochen ; Liberale, Carlo ; Berg-Sørensen, Kirstine ; Chen, Jian ; Pollnau, Markus ; Xiong, Sha ; Liu, Ai-Qun ; Shiue, Chia-Chann ; Fan, Shih-Kang ; Erickson, David ; Sinton, David. / Roadmap for optofluidics. In: Journal of Optics. 2017 ; Vol. 19, No. 9.
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Minzioni P, Osellame R, Sada C, Zhao S, Omenetto FG, Gylfason KB et al. Roadmap for optofluidics. Journal of Optics. 2017;19(9). 093003. https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8986/aa783b