Carbon nanotube-doped polymer optical fiber

Sho Uchida, Amos Martinez, Yong Won Song, Takaaki Ishigure, Shinji Yamashita

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Abstract

We present a method to fabricate graded-index multimode polymer optical fibers doped with carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Such fiber structures provide the means to fully utilize the exceptional optical properties of the CNTs. The core region of the fiber is composed of CNTs and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) with the addition of diphenyl sulfide (DPS), which acts as the dispersion stabilizer of CNTs in PMMA as well as the dopant to increase the refractive index of the core. Utilizing 2.5 cm of the fiber as a saturable absorber, passively mode-locked lasing with duration of 3.0 ps and repetition rate of 30.3 MHz was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3077-3079
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume34
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Uchida, S., Martinez, A., Song, Y. W., Ishigure, T., & Yamashita, S. (2009). Carbon nanotube-doped polymer optical fiber. Optics Letters, 34(20), 3077-3079. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003077