Coherent monochromatic phonons in highly purified semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes

Honda, Yuki; Maret, Elizabeth; Hirano, Atsushi; Tanaka, Takeshi; Makino, Kotaro; Hase, Muneaki
June 2013
Applied Physics Letters;6/3/2013, Vol. 102 Issue 22, p222109
Academic Journal
We have used a femtosecond pump-probe impulsive Raman technique to explore the polarization dependence of coherent optical phonons in highly purified and aligned semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Coherent phonon spectra for the radial breathing modes (RBMs) exhibit a different monochromatic frequency between the film and solution samples, indicating the presence of differing exciton excitation processes. By varying the polarization of the incident pump beam on the aligned SWCNT film, we found that the anisotropy of the coherent RBM excitation depends on the laser wavelength, which we consider to be associated with the resonant and off-resonant behavior of RBM excitation.


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