In a waveguide using carbon nanotube-polyimide core we discovered polarized absorption probably due to the molecular alignment of nanotubes in the polyimide matrix. We observed efficient saturable absorption at the polarization along the molecular alignment.
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T. Oomuro, R. Kaji, T. Itatani, S. Matsuzaki, H. Kataura, M. Yamashita, and Y. Sakakibara, " Polarized Saturable Absorbing Waveguide Using Carbon Nanotube-Polyimide Composite Material," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper OThU5.
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