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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
Anaheim, California United States
March 25, 2007
ISBN: 1-55752-830-6
Novel Optical Devices (OThU)

Polarized Saturable Absorbing Waveguide Using Carbon Nanotube-Polyimide Composite Material

Toshiyuki Oomuro, Ryosaku Kaji, Taro Itatani, Shun Matsuzaki, Hiromichi Kataura, Masafumi Yamashita, and Youichi Sakakibara

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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.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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, 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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