Applications of Graphene to Photonics
Memorandum rept. 3 Feb-24 Apr 2014
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY BRANCH
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Graphene is a potential candidate for integrated carbon-based photonics. Its unique combination of mechanical, electrical, and optical properties gives it several advantages in photonic applications. Graphenes physical properties encompass large-area epitaxial monolayer growth, low-dimensional relativistic massless carriers, and universal optical conductivity from the visible to the infrared, to name a few. The object of this report is to provide a basic understanding of graphene and its use in photonic devices, covering the areas of photodetection, optical modulation, optical polarization, plasmonics, and nonlinear optical properties and devices.
- Inorganic Chemistry