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Computer generated holograms for carbon nanotube arrays

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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.

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07 Dec 2012
24 Feb 2013
First published
01 Mar 2013

Nanoscale, 2013,5, 4217-4222
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Computer generated holograms for carbon nanotube arrays

Y. Montelongo, H. Butt, T. Butler, T. D. Wilkinson and G. A. J. Amaratunga, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 4217
DOI: 10.1039/C3NR33987D

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