Tunable resonant Raman scattering from singly resonant single wall carbon nanotubes

Yan Yin*, Andy G. Walsh, A. Nick Vamivakas, Stephen B. Cronin, Alexander M. Stolyarov, Michael Tinkham, Wolfgang Bacsa, M. S. Ünlü, Bennett B. Goldberg, Anna K. Swan

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We perform tunable resonant Raman scattering on 17 semiconducting and seven metallic singly resonant single wall carbon nanotubes. The measured scattering cross section as a function of laser energy provides information about a tube's electronic structure, the lifetime of intermediate states involved in the scattering process, and also the energies of zone center optical phonons. Recording the scattered Raman signal as a function of tube location in the microscope focal plane allows us to construct two-dimensional spatial maps of singly resonant tubes. We also describe a spectral nano-scale artifact, which we have termed as the "nano-slit effect."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1083-1089
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2006


  • Carbon nanotube
  • Excitons
  • Raman scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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