Terahertz time-domain spectroscopic polarimetry (THz-TDSP) method was used to experimental study polarization properties of unaligned single-wall carbon nanotube thin films with different geometric parameters on transparent float glass substrates in a frequency range from 0.2 THz to 0.8 THz (corresponding to a wavelength range from ~1.50 mm to ~0.37 mm) ata controlled room temperature of 291–293 K, and a relative humidity of 40–45 %. Frequency dependences of azimuth and ellipticity angles of a polarization ellipse of electromagnetic waves transmitted through the samples were obtained for values of 0.2 Wcm−2, 0.6 Wcm−2, and 1.0 Wcm−2 of an external 980 nm optical pumping, with an external static magnetic field of ~0.3 T. Polarization properties were calculated from temporal waveforms of signals transmitted through the samples at the parallel and the crossed by 45° positions to a transmission direction of the polarizers. A change of 15° in the azimuth angle, and of 10° in the ellipticity angle was achieved. The results show that by using carbon nanomaterials-based structures it is possible to devise efficient and affordable magneto-optically tunable polarization modulators that can be used in the advanced areas of terahertz nanophotonics.
Terahertz waves polarization tunability in photoexcited unaligned single-wall carbon nanotubes
Anatoly Kvitsinskiy, Petr Demchenko, Mikhail Novoselov, Ilya Anoshkin, Kirill Bogdanov, Alexander Baranov, Mikhail Khodzitsky; Terahertz waves polarization tunability in photoexcited unaligned single-wall carbon nanotubes. AIP Conf. Proc. 8 December 2020; 2300 (1): 020076. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0031733
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