Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Photonic Applications book cover

Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Photonic Applications

The optical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene make them potentially suitable for a variety of photonic applications. Carbon nanotubes and graphene for photonic applications explores the properties of these exciting materials and their use across a variety of applications.

Part one introduces the fundamental optical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene before exploring how carbon nanotubes and graphene are synthesised. A further chapter focusses on nonlinearity enhancement and novel preparation approaches for carbon nanotube and graphene photonic devices. Chapters in part two discuss carbon nanotubes and graphene for laser applications and highlight optical gain and lasing in carbon nanotubes, carbon nanotube and graphene-based fiber lasers, carbon-nanotube-based bulk solid-state lasers, electromagnetic nonlinearities in graphene, and carbon nanotube-based nonlinear photonic devices. Finally, part three focusses on carbon-based optoelectronics and includes chapters on carbon nanotube solar cells, a carbon nanotube-based optical platform for biomolecular detection, hybrid carbon nanotube-liquid crystal nanophotonic devices, and quantum light sources based on individual carbon nanotubes.

Carbon nanotubes and graphene for photonic applications is a technical resource for materials scientists, electrical engineers working in the photonics and optoelectronics industry and academics and researchers interested in the field.

Hardbound, 416 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-417-9

Contents

  • Part 1 Optical properties and fabrication of carbon nanotubes and graphene: Fundamental optical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene; Synthesis of carbon nanotubes and graphene for photonic applications; Carbon nanotube and graphene photonic devices: Nonlinearity enhancement and novel preparation approaches. Part 2 Carbon nanotubes and graphene for laser applications; Optical gain and lasing in carbon nanotubes; Carbon nanotube and graphene-based fiber lasers; Carbon-nanotube-based bulk solid-state lasers; Electromagnetic nonlinearities in graphene; Carbon nanotube-based nonlinear photonic devices. Part 3 Carbon-based optoelectronics: Carbon nanotube solar cells; A carbon nanotube-based optical platform for biomolecular detection; Carbon nanotube-based photovoltaic and light-emitting diodes; Hybrid carbon nanotube-liquid crystal nanophotonic devices; Quantum light sources based on individual carbon nanotubes.

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