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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2012
  • pp: 3031–3035

Complex optical index of single wall carbon nanotube films from the near-infrared to the terahertz spectral range

Sylvain Maine, Charlie Koechlin, Stéphanie Rennesson, Julien Jaeck, Simon Salort, Bruno Chassagne, Fabrice Pardo, Jean-Luc Pelouard, and Riad Haïdar  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 15, pp. 3031-3035 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.003031


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Abstract

We retrieve the complex optical index of single-walled carbon nanotube (CNT) films in the 0.6–800 μm spectral range. Results are obtained from a complete set of optical measurements, reflection and transmission, of free-standing CNT films using time domain spectroscopy in the terahertz (THz) and Fourier transform infrared (IR) spectroscopy in the visible–IR. Based on a Drude–Lorentz model, our results reveal a global metallic behavior of the films in the IR, and confirm their high optical index in the THz range.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Thin Films

History
Original Manuscript: February 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2012
Published: May 18, 2012

Citation
Sylvain Maine, Charlie Koechlin, Stéphanie Rennesson, Julien Jaeck, Simon Salort, Bruno Chassagne, Fabrice Pardo, Jean-Luc Pelouard, and Riad Haïdar, "Complex optical index of single wall carbon nanotube films from the near-infrared to the terahertz spectral range," Appl. Opt. 51, 3031-3035 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-15-3031


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