Philip Measor

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We introduce a method for optical characterization of hollow-core optical waveguides. Radiation pressure exerted by the waveguide modes on dielectric microspheres is used to analyze salient properties such as propagation loss and waveguide mode profiles. These quantities were measured for quasi-single-mode and multimode propagation in on-chip liquid-filled(More)
Optical traps have become widespread tools for studying biological objects on the micro and nanoscale. However, conventional laser tweezers and traps rely on bulk optics and are not compatible with current trends in optofluidic miniaturization. Here, we report a new type of particle trap that relies on propagation loss in confined modes in liquid-core(More)
A new waveguide design for an optofluidic chip is presented. It mitigates multi-mode behavior in solid and liquid-core waveguides by increasing fundamental mode coupling to 82% and 95%, respectively. Additionally, we demonstrate a six-fold improvement in lateral confinement of optically guided dielectric microparticles and double the detection efficiency of(More)
We present the first integration of fluidically tunable filters with a separate particle detection channel on a single planar, optofluidic chip. Two optically connected, but fluidically isolated liquid-core antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide (ARROW) segments serve as analyte and spectral filter sections, respectively. Ultrasensitive detection of(More)
Optofluidic platforms used for biomolecular detection require spectral filtering for distinguishing analyte signals from unwanted background. Towards a fully integrated platform, an on-chip filter is required. Selective deposition of dielectric thin films on an optofluidic sensor based on antiresonant reflecting optical waveguide (ARROW) technology provides(More)
Micrometer-sized hollow antiresonant reflecting optical waveguides on silicon substrates have been previously demonstrated with liquid and gas-filled cores. Previous designs have nonideal geometries, with nonuniform lateral layers around the hollow core, resulting in higher loss than could potentially be achieved. A new design and fabrication process has(More)
We demonstrate the fabrication of micropore and nanopore features in hollow antiresonant reflecting optical waveguides to create an electrical and optical analysis platform that can size select and detect a single nanoparticle. Micropores (4 μm diameter) are reactive-ion etched through the top SiO(2) and SiN layers of the waveguides, leaving a thin SiN(More)
A type of integrated hollow core waveguide with low intrinsic photoluminescence fabricated with Ta(2)O(5) and SiO(2) films is demonstrated. Hollow core waveguides made with a combination of plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition SiO(2) and sputtered Ta(2)O(5) provide a nearly optimal structure for optofluidic biofluorescence measurements with low optical(More)
Spectral filtering is an essential component of biophotonic methods such as fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy. Predominantly utilized in bulk microscopy, filters require efficient and selective transmission or removal of signals at one or more wavelength bands. However, towards highly sensitive and fully self-contained lab-on-chip systems, the integration(More)
A new type of hollow core waveguide fabricated with Ta<inf>2</inf>O<inf>5</inf> and SiO<inf>2</inf> films is demonstrated. The photoluminescence background of ARROW waveguides is decreased significantly by replacing Si<inf>3</inf>N<inf>4</inf> with Ta<inf>2</inf>O<inf>5</inf> films, while maintaining low optical losses.