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Broadband Photodetector for Polarized Light
July 16, 2013
Using carpets of aligned carbon nanotubes, researchers at Rice University and Sandia National Laboratories have created a solid-state electronic device that is hardwired to detect polarized light across a broad swath of the visible and infrared spectrum.
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