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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 6, 2007
ISBN: 1557528349
Nonlinear Optics of Nanostructures (CThV)

Carbon Nanotube-Polyimide Saturable Absorbing Waveguide Made by Simple Photolithography

Toshiyuki Oomuro, Ryousaku Kaji, Tarou Itatani, Hiroyuki Ishii, Emiko Itoga, Hiromichi Kataura, Masafumi Yamashita, Masahiko Mori, and Youichi Sakakibara

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Using photosensitive polyimide, we fabricated a buried waveguide containing carbon nanotubes by a simple photolithography process. Anisotropic linear absorption and saturable absorption due to the alignment of nanotubes were observed in the guided transmission.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

T. Oomuro, R. Kaji, T. Itatani, H. Ishii, E. Itoga, H. Kataura, M. Yamashita, M. Mori, and Y. Sakakibara, "Carbon Nanotube-Polyimide Saturable Absorbing Waveguide Made by Simple Photolithography," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CThV1.

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