An Optofluidic Lens Array Microchip for High Resolution Stereo Microscopy
AbstractWe report the development of an add-on, chip-based, optical module—termed the Microfluidic-based Oil-immersion Lenses (μOIL) chip—which transforms any stereo microscope into a high-resolution, large field of view imaging platform. The μOIL chip consists of an array of ball mini-lenses that are assembled onto a microfluidic silicon chip. The mini-lenses are made out of high refractive index material (sapphire) and they are half immersed in oil. Those two key features enable submicron resolution and a maximum numerical aperture of ~1.2. The μOIL chip is reusable and easy to operate as it can be placed directly on top of any biological sample. It improves the resolution of a stereo microscope by an order of magnitude without compromising the field of view; therefore, we believe it could become a versatile tool for use in various research studies and clinical applications. View Full-Text
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Gulari, M.N.; Tripathi, A.; Ghannad-Rezaie, M.; Chronis, N. An Optofluidic Lens Array Microchip for High Resolution Stereo Microscopy. Micromachines 2014, 5, 607-621.
Gulari MN, Tripathi A, Ghannad-Rezaie M, Chronis N. An Optofluidic Lens Array Microchip for High Resolution Stereo Microscopy. Micromachines. 2014; 5(3):607-621.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gulari, Mayurachat N.; Tripathi, Anurag; Ghannad-Rezaie, Mostafa; Chronis, Nikos. 2014. "An Optofluidic Lens Array Microchip for High Resolution Stereo Microscopy." Micromachines 5, no. 3: 607-621.