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The complex optical response of arrays of aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes
Author(s): Keith Gregorczyk; Brian Kimball; Joel B. Carlson; Asher Pembroke; Krzysztof Kempa; Zhifeng Ren; Chandra Yelleswarapu; Thomas Kempa; Glynda Benham; Y. Wang; Wenzhi Li; A. Herczynski; Jacob Rybczynski; D. V. G. L. N. Rao
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Paper Abstract

The optical properties of periodic and nonperiodic arrays of aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes are presented. Experimental analysis indicates a complex optical response that is attributed to both the individual carbon nanotube scatterers and also to the array ensembles. These studies indicate that by controlling the geometry and spacing of the arrays, it is possible to create structures that respond very strongly to specific wavelengths or bands of wavelengths. Structures such as these may form the basis for numerous applications in energy conversion. This would include highly efficient solar energy conversion as well as sensitive, finely tuned detectors that can respond to predetermined wavelength bands ranging from the ultraviolet to the infrared region. Experimental, theoretical and modeled results are discussed as they apply to these applications. Challenges and issues are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6321, Nanophotonic Materials III, 63210G (29 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680765
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Keith Gregorczyk, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Ctr. (United States)
Brian Kimball, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Ctr. (United States)
Joel B. Carlson, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Ctr. (United States)
Asher Pembroke, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Ctr. (United States)
Krzysztof Kempa, Boston College (United States)
Zhifeng Ren, Boston College (United States)
Chandra Yelleswarapu, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston (United States)
Thomas Kempa, Boston College (United States)
Glynda Benham, MegaWave Corp. (United States)
Y. Wang, Boston College (United States)
Wenzhi Li, Boston College (United States)
A. Herczynski, Boston College (United States)
Jacob Rybczynski, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston (United States)
D. V. G. L. N. Rao, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6321:
Nanophotonic Materials III
Zeno Gaburro; Stefano Cabrini, Editor(s)

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