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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2013
  • pp: 150–154

Saturable absorption of film composites with single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene

Dmitry V. Khudyakov, Andrey A. Borodkin, Anatoly S. Lobach, Aleksandr V. Ryzhkov, and Sergey K. Vartapetov  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 2, pp. 150-154 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.000150


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Abstract

Saturable absorption of polymer film composites with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and multilayer graphene (GR) were studied by Z- and P-scan methods with femtosecond probing pulses at a wavelength of 1.06 μm. As a matrix for the composite film, a polymer carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) was used. For these composites, the dependence of transmittance on peak intensity of a probe pulse was shown. The values of saturation intensities for the GR-CMC and SWNT-CMC composites were determined by the different methods. The intensities at which optical damage of the composites occurs were estimated.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2012
Published: January 4, 2013

Citation
Dmitry V. Khudyakov, Andrey A. Borodkin, Anatoly S. Lobach, Aleksandr V. Ryzhkov, and Sergey K. Vartapetov, "Saturable absorption of film composites withsingle-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene," Appl. Opt. 52, 150-154 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-2-150


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