Carbon nanotube-polycarbonate composites for ultrafast lasers

Vittorio Scardaci, Zhipei Sun, Frank Wang, Aleksey Rozhin, Tawfique Hasan, Frank Hennrich, Ian H. White, William I. Milne, Andrea C. Ferrari

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Abstract

Carbon nanotube polycarbonate composites with controlled nanotube-bundle size are prepared by dispersion with conjugated polymers followed by blending with polycarbonate. The composite has uniform sub-micrometer nanotube bundles in high concentration, shows strong nonlinear optical absorption, and generates 193 fs pulses when used as passive mode-locker in a fiber laser.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4040-4043
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume20
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2008

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Laser modes
Light absorption
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Keywords

  • carbon nanotube composites
  • conjugated polymers
  • nonlinear optics
  • photonics
  • polymer composites
  • lasing

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Scardaci, V., Sun, Z., Wang, F., Rozhin, A., Hasan, T., Hennrich, F., ... Ferrari, A. C. (2008). Carbon nanotube-polycarbonate composites for ultrafast lasers. Advanced Materials, 20(21), 4040-4043. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.200800935
Scardaci, Vittorio ; Sun, Zhipei ; Wang, Frank ; Rozhin, Aleksey ; Hasan, Tawfique ; Hennrich, Frank ; White, Ian H. ; Milne, William I. ; Ferrari, Andrea C. / Carbon nanotube-polycarbonate composites for ultrafast lasers. In: Advanced Materials. 2008 ; Vol. 20, No. 21. pp. 4040-4043.
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In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 20, No. 21, 03.11.2008, p. 4040-4043.

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Scardaci V, Sun Z, Wang F, Rozhin A, Hasan T, Hennrich F et al. Carbon nanotube-polycarbonate composites for ultrafast lasers. Advanced Materials. 2008 Nov 3;20(21):4040-4043. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.200800935