Roadmap for optofluidics

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  • Author: Minzioni, Paolo

    University of Pavia, Italy

  • Author: Osellame, Roberto

    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

  • Author: Sada, Cinzia

    University of Padova, Italy

  • Author: Zhao, Shen

    Tufts University, United States

  • Author: Omenetto, F.G.

    Tufts University, United States

  • Author: Gylfason, Kristinn B.

    Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

  • Author: Haraldsson, Tommy

    Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

  • Author: Zhang, Yibo

    University of California at Los Angeles, United States

  • Author: Ozcan, Aydogan

    University of California at Los Angeles, United States

  • Author: Wax, Adam

    Duke University, United States

  • Author: Mugele, Frieder

    University of Twente, Netherlands

  • Author: Schmidt, Holger

    University of California at Santa Cruz, United States

  • Author: Testa, Genni

    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

  • Author: Bernini, Romeo

    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

  • Author: Guck, Jochen

    Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

  • Author: Liberale, Carlo

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

  • Author: Berg-Sørensen, Kirstine

    Quantum Physics and Information Techology, Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark, Fysikvej, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Chen, Jian

    Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

  • Author: Pollnau, Markus

    University of Surrey, United Kingdom

  • Author: Xiong, Sha

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Author: Liu, Ai-Qun

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Author: Shiue, Chia-Chann

    National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Province of China

  • Author: Fan, Shih-Kang

    National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Province of China

  • Author: Erickson, David

    Cornell University, United States

  • Author: Sinton, David

    University of Toronto, Canada

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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
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Publication statusPublished - 2017
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