Computer generated holograms for carbon nanotube arrays

Yunuen Montelongo, Haider Butt, Tim Butler, Timothy D. Wilkinson, Gehan A.J. Amaratunga

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Multiwalled carbon nanotubes are highly diffractive structures in the optical regime. Their metallic character and large scattering cross-section allow their usage as diffractive elements in Fraunhofer holograms. This work elaborates some important features of the far field diffraction patterns produced from periodic arrays of nanotubes. A theoretical approach for the interaction of arrays of nanotubes with light is presented and a computer generated hologram is calculated by means of periodical patterns. Based on the results, fabrication of carbon nanotube arrays (in holographic patterns) was performed. Experimentally measured diffraction patterns were in good agreement with the calculations.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)4217-4222
Number of pages6
Issue number10
StatePublished - 21 May 2013


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