Graphene nano-, micro- and macro-photonics

De La Rue, Richard M. and Ahmad, Harith B. and Harun, Sulaiman Wadi and Chong, Wuyi and Yap, Yeeping and Pua, Chang Hong C.H. and Zulkifli, Mohd Zamani and Huang, NayMing and Abbasirazgaleh, S. S. and Sorel, Marc and Strain, Michael John; (2012) Graphene nano-, micro- and macro-photonics. In: 2012 14th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON). IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 1-4. ISBN 9781467322287 (

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Graphene has already become an established medium for novel photonic devices and their applications. In some cases, e.g. the use of graphene as a non-linear medium with saturable absorption properties, it is experimentally convenient to use the readily available form that is known as graphene oxide. Moreover, technological and scientific developments that are advancing control of the properties of graphene for electronic applications are also likely to be applicable in photonic and optoelectronic devices. This presentation will review research in the field of graphene photonics across the world. It will address, in particular, its application as a saturable absorber, e.g. for pulsed operation of fibre lasers as well as work on materials characterisation of deposited graphene films. Patterning of graphene films with precision at the micro-and nano-scales will be an important requirement and will be considered in this presentation.