Ultra-Broadband Polarisers Based on Metastable Free-Standing Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membranes

Matthew Cole, Matthew Doherty, Richard J. Parmee, Paul Dawson, William I. Milne

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A carbon nanotube free-standing linearly dichroic polariser is developed using solid-state extrusion. Membrane cohesion is experimentally and numerically demonstrated to derive from inter-tube van der Waals interactions in this family of planar metastable morphologies, controlled by the chemical vapour deposition conditions. Ultra-broadband polarisation (400 nm - 2.5 mm) is shown and corroborated by effective medium and full numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)929-937
Number of pages9
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014


  • Broadband optical polarisors
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Horizontal alignment
  • Membranes
  • Multi-walled carbon nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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