Optofluidics1 refers to a class of adaptive optical circuits that integrate optical and fluidic devices. Familiar examples include liquid crystals and dye lasers. The introduction of liquids in the optical structure enables flexible fine-tuning and reconfiguration of circuits so they can perform tasks optimally in a changing environment. Dr. Demetri Psaltis will discuss how the emergence of fluidic transport technologies at the micron and nanometer levels opens possibilities for novel adaptive optical devices.
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