Laser-based fabrication of microflow cytometers with integrated optical waveguides

M. Dugan, A.A. Said, P. Bado, Y.J. Bellouard

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Abstract

We present a novel microfabrication approach to create microflow cytometers. Femtosecond laser pulses are used in a direct-write embodiment to create from fused silica monoliths extremely robust flow cytometers with uncommon characteristics. One of the most interesting features associated with the femtosecond direct-write approach is the opportunity to fabricate in a single continuous step optical and microfluidic elements. This capability affects the design and performances of microflow cytometers in many ways, which are reviewed. We expect the direct-write process will create opportunities to expand the use of microflow cytometers outside traditional markets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Microflow Cytometer
PublisherPan Stanford Publishing
Pages287-310
ISBN (Print)9789814267410
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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