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Ultrafast electron dynamics and cubic optical nonlinearity of freestanding thin film of double walled carbon nanotubes

Kamaraju, N and Kumar, Sunil and Karthikeyan, B and Moravsky, Alexander and Loutfy, RO and Sood, AK (2008) Ultrafast electron dynamics and cubic optical nonlinearity of freestanding thin film of double walled carbon nanotubes. In: Applied Physics Letters, 93 (9). 091903-1-091903-3.

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Abstract

Ultrafast degenerate pump-probe experiments performed on a freestanding film of double walled carbon nanotubes near the first metallic transition energy of outer tube show ultrafast (97 fs) photobleaching followed by a photoinduced absorption with a slow relaxation of 1.8 ps. Femtosecond closed and open aperture z-scan experiments carried out at the same excitation energy show saturation absorption and negative cubic nonlinearity. From these measurements, real and imaginary part of the third order nonlinear susceptibility are estimated to be $Re( \chi^{(3)})\sim-2.2\times10^{-9}$ esu and $Im(\chi^{(3)})\sim 4.5 \times 10^{-11}$ esu.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2008 09:11
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16224

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