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Optical holograms based on carbon nanotubes

Butt, H and Montelongo, Y and Butler, T and Amaratunga, GAJ and Wilkinson, TD (2013) Optical holograms based on carbon nanotubes. 2013 Saudi International Electronics, Communications and Photonics Conference, SIECPC 2013.

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Abstract

The size of pixels is one of the key limiting features in the state of the art of holographic displays systems. The resolution and field of view in these systems are dictated by the size of the pixel (the smallest light scattering element). We have demonstrated the utilization of carbon nanotubes (nanostructures) as the smallest possible scattering element for diffracting light in a highly controlled manner to produce a two dimensional image. An array of carbon nanotubes was elegantly patterned to produce a high resolution hologram. In response to the incident light on the hologram a high contrast image was produced. Due to the nanoscale dimension of the carbon nanotube array the image presented a wide field of view and high resolution. These results pave way towards the utilization of nanostructures for producing 3D holograms with wide field of view and high resolution. © 2013 IEEE.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: and nanoscale pixels carbon nanotubes Holograms laser diffraction
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Div B > Electronics, Power & Energy Conversion
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:17
DOI: 10.1109/SIECPC.2013.6551023