The very first applications of the OWLS system were in the field of investigating the properties of bilayer lipid membrane and other thin films. The grating coupler sensor has enabled studies of this type to be undertaken much more conveniently than heretofore. Accessible properties include the thickness, density and anisotropy of thin films, and their changes following a perturbation can be followed in real time.

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