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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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
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2008


  • 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., White, I. H., Milne, W. I., & Ferrari, A. C. (2008). Carbon nanotube-polycarbonate composites for ultrafast lasers. Advanced Materials, 20(21), 4040-4043.