# Optical Properties of Graphene

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This Demonstration plots the observables relevant for understanding the optical properties of graphite and related materials (carbon nanotubes) over the hexagon of the 2D Brillouin zone (BZ) of a single graphitic sheet (graphene):

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Contributed by: Jessica Alfonsi (University of Padova, Italy) (March 2011)

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The calculations and plots given in this Demonstration were implemented and reproduced from the equations in the following references:

A. Grüneis, *Resonance Raman Spectroscopy of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes*, Ph.D. thesis, Tohoku University, 2004.

A. Grüneis, R. Saito, Ge. G. Samsonidze, T. Kimura, M. A. Pimenta, A. Jorio, A. G. Souza Filho, G. Dresselhaus, and M. S. Dresselhaus, "Inhomogeneous Optical Absorption around the K Point in Graphite and Carbon Nanotubes," *Phys. Rev. B* 67(16), 2003 165402.

R. Saito, A. Grüneis, Ge. G. Samsonidze, G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus, A. Jorio, L. G. Cançado, M. A. Pimenta, and A. G. Souza, "Optical Absorption of Graphite and Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes,"* Appl. Phys. A* 78(8), 2004 pp. 1099–1105.

R. Saito, G. Dresselhaus, and M. S. Dresselhaus, *Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes*, London: Imperial College Press, 1998.

J. Alfonsi, Small Crystal Models for the Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes, Ph.D. thesis, University of Padova, 2009, Chap. 2, 3, and references therein.

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"Optical Properties of Graphene"

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Published: March 7 2011