Advanced Functional Materials

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20_12b/2010Carbon Nanotubes: Boosting the Non Linear Optical Response of Carbon Nanotube Saturable Absorbers for Broadband Mode-Locking of Bulk Lasers (Adv. Funct. Mater. 12/2010)

The image shows an artist's view of the broadband light matter interaction in single-walled carbon nanotubes. Brought in close proximity, tubes may interact with each other, which may be beneficially exploited for an accelerated relaxation mechanism of the excited carriers and enable ultrafast broadband laser mode-locking as demonstrated by F. Rotermund et al. on page 1937.

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