solve the energy challenge?
BY MARIE FREEBODY, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Optofluidics could be poised to revolutionize energy production, according to Demetri Psaltis,
dean of the engineering school at École
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
(EPFL) in Switzerland.
Figure 1. A newly proposed solar lighting system is composed of an optofluidic solar concentrator, optical fibers (polymer core or liquid core), an optofluidic switch
and the optical lighting terminals. These components constitute a reconfigurable optofluidic illumination network. Images courtesy of EPFL.