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dc.contributor.advisor Kono, Junichiro
dc.creatorMorris, Darius T., Jr.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-08T00:36:53Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-08T00:36:53Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/70358
dc.description.abstract Optical properties of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) have been extensively studied during the last decade, and much basic knowledge has been accumulated on how light emission, scattering, and absorption occur in the realm of linear optics. However, their nonlinear optical properties remain largely unexplored. Here, we have observed strong third harmonic generation from highly aligned SWCNTs with intense mid-infrared radiation. Through power dependent experiments, we have determined the absolute value of the third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility, ‡ (3) , of our SWCNT film to be 6.92 × 10 -12 esu, which is three orders of magnitude larger than that of the fused silica reference sample we used. Furthermore, through polarization-dependent third harmonic generation experiments, all the nonzero tensor elements of ‡ (3) have also been extracted. The contribution of the weaker tensor elements to the overall ‡ (3) signal has been calculated to be approximately 1/6 of that of the dominant [Special characters omitted.] component. These results open up new possibilities for application of carbon nanotubes in optoelectronics.
dc.format.extent 107 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectApplied sciences
Pure sciences
Single-walled carbon nanotubes
Third harmonics
Non-linear optics
Electrical engineering
Condensed matter physics
Optics
dc.title Third Harmonic Generation from Aligned Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
dc.identifier.digital MorrisD-PHD
dc.type.genre Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Applied Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy


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