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
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 15

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optical fibers
carbon nanotubes
polymers
polymethyl methacrylate
fibers
lasing
sulfides
repetition
absorbers
refractivity
optical properties

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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.

Carbon nanotube-doped polymer optical fiber. / Uchida, Sho; Martinez, Amos; Song, Yong Won; Ishigure, Takaaki; Yamashita, Shinji.

In: Optics Letters, Vol. 34, No. 20, 15.10.2009, p. 3077-3079.

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Uchida, S, Martinez, A, Song, YW, Ishigure, T & Yamashita, S 2009, 'Carbon nanotube-doped polymer optical fiber', Optics Letters, vol. 34, no. 20, pp. 3077-3079.
Uchida S, Martinez A, Song YW, Ishigure T, Yamashita S. Carbon nanotube-doped polymer optical fiber. Optics Letters. 2009 Oct 15;34(20):3077-3079.
Uchida, Sho ; Martinez, Amos ; Song, Yong Won ; Ishigure, Takaaki ; Yamashita, Shinji. / Carbon nanotube-doped polymer optical fiber. In: Optics Letters. 2009 ; Vol. 34, No. 20. pp. 3077-3079.
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