Reflectometry, ablation and fluid retrieval with an optical fiber
2010 (English)In: Optics Express, ISSN 1094-4087, Vol. 18, no 1, 134-140 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A technique combining low-coherence reflectometry, laser ablation and microfluidics in a single microstructured fiber is developed. Experimental results demonstrate the possibility to ablate thin aluminum foil samples with fiber-guided Nd:YAG laser light, to collect liquid in the holes of the fiber and to simultaneously monitor the positioning of fiber for ablation and the fluid collection process with low-coherence reflectometry. Potential applications of the technique include minimally invasive retrieval of liquid samples with low contamination risk.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 18, no 1, 134-140 p.
coherence tomography, tissue ablation, laser-ablation
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-19099DOI: 10.1364/OE.18.000134ISI: 000273249400018ScopusID: 2-s2.0-73549094703OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-19099DiVA: diva2:337146
FunderSwedish Research Council
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-052014-05-16Bibliographically approved