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Integrated Biophotonics with CYTOP
AbstractWe describe how the amorphous fluoropolymer CYTOP can be advantageously used as a waveguide cladding material in integrated optical circuits suitable for applications in integrated biophotonics. The unique refractive index of CYTOP (n = 1.34) enables the cladding material to be well index-matched to an optically probed sample solution. Furthermore, ultra-high index contrast waveguides can be fabricated, using conventional optical polymers as waveguide core materials, offering a route to large-scale integration of optical functions on a single chip. We discuss applications of this platform to evanescent-wave excitation fluorescence microscopy, passive and/or thermo-electrically-controlled on-chip light manipulation, on-chip light generation, and direct integration with microfluidic circuits through low-temperature bonding.
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Leosson, K.; Agnarsson, B. Integrated Biophotonics with CYTOP. Micromachines 2012, 3, 114-125.View more citation formats
Leosson K, Agnarsson B. Integrated Biophotonics with CYTOP. Micromachines. 2012; 3(1):114-125.Chicago/Turabian Style
Leosson, Kristjan; Agnarsson, Björn. 2012. "Integrated Biophotonics with CYTOP." Micromachines 3, no. 1: 114-125.