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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 2 — Jan. 23, 2006
  • pp: 932–937

Dispersion phenomena demonstrated by a nanocarbon white point source

Shaomin Wang, Laigui Hu, Binzhi Zhang, Jie Wang, and Daomu Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 932-937 (2006)

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Emission from nanocarbon as a point white-light source is studied in several scientific experiments, i.e., a demonstration of chromatic phenomena of a refractive lens, a diffractive Fresnel phase zone plate (FPZP), and a squared zone plate. Results show that white light from nanocarbon exhibits good coherent properties and can be an ideal point light source in comparison with other normal lighting sources, e.g., a light-emitting diode (LED), a He-Ne laser, and a semiconductor laser diode (LD). Dispersion and even diffraction phenomena could be analyzed this way as well.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Shaomin Wang, Laigui Hu, Binzhi Zhang, Jie Wang, and Daomu Zhao, "Dispersion phenomena demonstrated by a nanocarbon white point source," Opt. Express 14, 932-937 (2006)

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