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Review of Polarization Optical Devices Based on Graphene Materials

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School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255049, China
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21(5), 1608; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21051608
Received: 21 January 2020 / Revised: 21 February 2020 / Accepted: 24 February 2020 / Published: 26 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Graphene-Based Materials: Biological and Biomedical Applications)
Graphene has received extensive scholarly attention for its extraordinary optical, electrical, and physicochemical properties, as well as its compatibility with silicon-based semiconductor processes. As a unique two-dimensional atomic crystal material, graphene has excellent mechanical properties, ultra-high carrier mobility, ultra-wide optical response spectrum, and strong polarization dependence effect, which make it have great potential in new optical and polarization devices. A series of new optical devices that are based on graphene have been developed, showing excellent performance and broad application prospects. In this paper, the recent research progress of polarizers, sensors, modulators, and detectors that are based on the polarization characteristics of graphene is reviewed. In particular, the polarization dependence effect and broadband absorption enhancement of graphene under total reflection structure are emphasized, which enhance the interaction between graphene and light and then provide a new direction for research of graphene polarization devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: graphene; polarization; optics; biological; optical fiber graphene; polarization; optics; biological; optical fiber
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Zhang, S.; Li, Z.; Xing, F. Review of Polarization Optical Devices Based on Graphene Materials. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020, 21, 1608. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21051608

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Zhang S, Li Z, Xing F. Review of Polarization Optical Devices Based on Graphene Materials. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2020; 21(5):1608. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21051608

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Zhang, Shijie; Li, Zongwen; Xing, Fei. 2020. "Review of Polarization Optical Devices Based on Graphene Materials" Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21, no. 5: 1608. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21051608

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