Photonic devices—such as saturable absorbers—are used as optical switches, optical amplifier noise-suppressors, optical limiters, and mode lockers for producing ultra-short laser pulses. These devices are widely used for optical communications, spectroscopy, and precision surgery (e.g. medical lasing).
Materials which exhibit strong nonlinear electro-optical behaviors are required for most photonic applications. Ideally, these materials should exhibit fast response times, absorb over a broad wavelength range, and exhibit low optical loss.
Our IsoNanotubes-S are one of a handful of materials in existence which satisfy these property requirements.