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|Title:||Graphene-polymer nanofiber membrane for ultrafast photonics|
|Authors:||Bao, Q. |
|Citation:||Bao, Q., Zhang, H., Yang, J.-X., Wang, S., Tang, D.Y., Jose, R., Ramakrishna, S., Lim, C.T., Loh, K.P. (2010-03-09). Graphene-polymer nanofiber membrane for ultrafast photonics. Advanced Functional Materials 20 (5) : 782-791. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.200901658|
|Abstract:||A freestanding membrane composed of a nanofiber network of a graphenepolymer nanocomposite is fabricated by electrospinning and applied as an optical element in fiber lasers. The functionalization of graphene with conjugated organic molecules provides a handle for improving mechanical and thermal properties as well as tuning the optical properties, A small loading (0.07 wt%) of functionalized graphene enhances the total optical absorption of poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) by 10 times. The electrospun graphene-polymer nanocomposites exhibit wideband saturable absorbance for laser pulse shaping, and attain a larger modulation depth and smaller nonsaturable loss than single-walled carbon nanotubes. The results show that electrospun graphene nanocomposites are promising candidates as practical and efficient photonic materials for the generation of ultrashort pulses in fiber lasers. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.|
|Source Title:||Advanced Functional Materials|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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