Accession Number:

ADA422589

Title:

Optoflow: Design Tools for Integrating Optical Detection in Micro-Total Analysis Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 2001-Sep 2003

Corporate Author:

COVENTOR INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The finest systems for chemical and microchemical analysis today use optical systems for detection and identification of chemical samples. This is because these systems offer both the highest sensitivity and can make use of the most powerful array of labeling and tagging technologies to give specificity to any measurement. The major drawback of such optical subsystems for DoD applications in chemical and biological warfare detection CBD is their large size, high cost, and relative fragility. Given the recent progress in integrated microfluidics, in optical MEMS, and in passive micro-optics, the time is right to drive high quality optical detection systems for microchemistry to compact micro-fabricated implementations.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE