Selective coherent phonon mode generation in single wall carbon nanotubes

21 Nov 2016  ·  Nugraha Ahmad R. T., Hasdeo Eddwi H., Saito Riichiro ·

The pulse-train technique within ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy is theoretically investigated to enhance a specific coherent phonon mode while suppressing the other phonon modes generated in single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). In particular, we focus on the selectivity of the radial breathing mode (RBM) and the G-band for a given SWNT... We find that if the repetition period of the pulse train matches with integer multiple of the RBM phonon period, the RBM amplitude could be kept while the amplitudes of the other modes are suppressed. As for the G-band, when we apply a repetition period of half-integer multiple of the RBM period, the RBM could be suppressed because of destructive interference, while the G-band still survives. It is also possible to keep the G-band and suppress the RBM by applying a repetition period that matches with integer multiple of the G-band phonon period. However, in this case we have to use a large number of laser pulses having a property of "magic ratio" of the G-band and RBM periods. read more

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