Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Photonic Applications

Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Photonic Applications

1st Edition - August 31, 2013

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  • Editors: Shinji Yamashita, Yahachi Saito, Jong Hyun Choi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857098627
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857094179

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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.

Key Features

  • Covers the properties and fabrication of carbon nanotubes and graphene for photonic applications
  • Considers the uses of carbon nanotubes and graphene for laser applications
  • Explores numerous carbon-based light emitters and detectors

Readership

Academics and researchers in the fields of: solid state physics, materials science, optics, and quantum electronics; Materials scientists and electrical engineers in the photonics and optoelectronics industry

Table of Contents

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    Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials

    Part I: Optical properties and fabrication of carbon nanotubes and graphene

    Chapter 1: Fundamental optical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene

    Abstract:

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Basic optical properties of carbon nanotubes

    1.3 Novel excitonic properties of carbon nanotubes

    1.4 Conclusion

    Chapter 2: Synthesis of carbon nanotubes and graphene for photonic applications

    Abstract:

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs)

    2.3 Single-walled carbon nanotube synthesis for photonic applications

    2.4 Graphene synthesis

    2.5 Conclusion and future trends

    Chapter 3: Carbon nanotube and graphene photonic devices: nonlinearity enhancement and novel preparation approaches

    Abstract:

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Nonlinearity of carbon nanotubes and graphene; saturable absorption

    3.3 Novel interaction schemes of propagating light with carbon nanostructures

    3.4 Highly efficient preparation of fiber mode-lockers

    3.5 Conclusion

    Part II: Carbon nanotubes and graphene for laser applications

    Chapter 4: Optical gain and lasing in carbon nanotubes

    Abstract:

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Extraction of semiconducting carbon nanotubes

    4.3 Towards carbon nanotubes-based lasers

    4.4 Optical gain in single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs)

    4.5 Conclusion

    Chapter 5: Carbon nanotube and graphene-based fiber lasers

    Abstract:

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Carbon nanotube and graphene saturable absorbers

    5.3 Mode-locked fiber lasers employing graphene and CNTs

    5.4 Conclusion and future trends

    Chapter 6: Carbon-nanotube-based bulk solid-state lasers

    Abstract:

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Fabrication of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)-based saturable absorbers

    6.3 Device characteristics

    6.4 Mode-locking of bulk solid-state lasers

    6.5 Conclusion and future trends

    Chapter 7: Electromagnetic nonlinearities in graphene

    Abstract:

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Electronic properties of graphene

    7.3 Linear electrodynamics of graphene

    7.4 Nonlinear electromagnetic response of graphene

    7.5 Conclusion and future trends

    Chapter 8: Carbon nanotube-based nonlinear photonic devices

    Abstract:

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Design and fabrication of carbon nanotube (CNT)-based nonlinear photonic devices

    8.3 Applications of CNT-based nonlinear photonic devices

    8.4 Conclusion

    Part III: Carbon-based optoelectronics

    Chapter 9: Carbon nanotube solar cells

    Abstract:

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Optoelectronic properties of carbon nanotubes

    9.3 Scope of the study

    9.4 Carbon nanotubes in solid-state bulk heterojunction polymer solar cells

    9.5 Carbon nanotubes in liquid phase photoelectrochemical cells: donor–acceptor hybrids

    9.6 Single-walled carbon nanotubes in photoactive layer of dye-sensitized solar cells

    9.7 Carbon nanotubes as electrode materials in photovoltaic devices

    9.8 Developing technologies

    9.9 Conclusion and future trends

    9.10 Acknowledgement

    Chapter 10: Carbon nanotube-based optical platforms for biomolecular detection

    Abstract:

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Optical-sensing mechanism

    10.3 Carbon nanotube-based optical sensors for chemical and biological molecules

    10.4 Advanced optical-sensing applications

    10.5 Conclusion

    10.6 Acknowledgment

    Chapter 11: Carbon nanotube-based photovoltaic and light-emitting diodes

    Abstract:

    11.1 Introduction to carbon nanotube (CNT) diodes

    11.2 Doping-free fabrication and characteristics of CNT diodes

    11.3 Performance and optimization of CNT photovoltaic diodes

    11.4 Photovoltage multiplication in CNT diodes

    11.5 Carbon nanotube-based light-emitting diodes

    11.6 Conclusion and future trends

    11.7 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 12: Hybrid carbon nanotube–liquid crystal nanophotonic devices

    Abstract:

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Uniform patterned growth of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)

    12.3 Simple optics of nematic liquid crystals

    12.4 Carbon nanotubes as electrode structures

    12.5 Reconfigurable microlens arrays

    12.6 Transparent nanophotonic devices

    12.7 Photonic band gap structures using MWCNTs

    12.8 Towards photonic metamaterials

    12.9 Conclusion

    Chapter 13: Quantum light sources based on individual carbon nanotubes

    Abstract:

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 Exciton emission from individual single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)

    13.3 Blinking and spectral diffusion phenomena in individual SWCNTs

    13.4 Techniques to suppress and remove blinking and spectral diffusion

    13.5 Quantum light sources based on SWCNTs

    13.6 Conclusion and future trends

    13.7 Acknowledgement

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2013
  • Published: August 31, 2013
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857098627
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857094179

About the Editors

Shinji Yamashita

Shinji Yamashita is a Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo, Japan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Molecular Medicine, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki, Japan

Yahachi Saito

Yahachi Saito is a Professor at the Department of Quantum Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan.

Jong Hyun Choi

Jong Hyun Choi is a Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Purdue University, USA

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