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.
- carbon nanotube composites
- conjugated polymers
- nonlinear optics
- polymer composites
Scardaci, V., Sun, Z., Wang, F., Rozhin, A., Hasan, T., Hennrich, F., White, I. H., Milne, W. I., & Ferrari, A. C. (2008). Carbon nanotube-polycarbonate composites for ultrafast lasers. Advanced Materials, 20(21), 4040-4043. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.200800935