Optical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

Riichiro Saito, Mildred S. Dresselhaus

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The optical properties of carbon nanotubes are overviewed. In carbon nanotubes, the exciton properties are essential for describing the optical processes since many special properties of the excitons, such as dark excitons or environmental effects, affect the physics of nanotubes in essential ways. Raman spectroscopy and other optical techniques for measuring electronic and phonon properties and the electron-phonon interaction are discussed in this chapter mainly from a theoretical point of view.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCarbon Nanotubes and Graphene
Subtitle of host publicationEdition 2
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780080982687
ISBN (Print)9780080982328
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul 9


  • Environmental effects
  • Exciton
  • Transition energy
  • Van Hove singularity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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