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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 749–756

Investigation of the electronic nonlinear refraction index of single-wall carbon nanotubes wrapped with different surfactants

D. R. B. Valadão, D. G. Pires, M. A. R. C. Alencar, J. M. Hickmann, C. Fantini, M. A. Pimenta, and E. J. S. Fonseca  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 6, pp. 749-756 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000749


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Abstract

Nonlinear optical properties of colloidal systems containing single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) disperse in different surfactants are investigated. Thermal nonlinearity management Z-scan technique was performed to measure the nonlinear refractive index (n2) of colloidal system. The results presented in this letter show that the presence of SWNT enhances significantly the electronic nonlinear responses of the colloid and that the surfactants play an important role in the determination of electronic part of n2.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optical Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2012
Published: May 4, 2012

Virtual Issues
Nanocarbon for Photonics and Optoelectronics (2012) Optical Materials Express

Citation
D. R. B. Valadão, D. G. Pires, M. A. R. C. Alencar, J. M. Hickmann, C. Fantini, M. A. Pimenta, and E. J. S. Fonseca, "Investigation of the electronic nonlinear refraction index of single-wall carbon nanotubes wrapped with different surfactants," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 749-756 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-6-749


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