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Optical and magnetic characterization of transition metal ion doped ZnO microspheres synthesized via laser ablation in air
Author(s): Parvathy Anitha Sukkurji; Yuki Fujiwara; Nilesh Jayantilal Vasa; M. S. Ramachandra Rao; Mitsuhiro Higashihata; Daisuke Nakamura
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Paper Abstract

We report the synthesis of transition metal doped (TM) ZnO micropsheres using doped ZnO sintered targets containing Mn 1% dopant. Transition metals are prospective materials for p type acceptor doping in ZnO. Structural and morphology study were conducted using XRD (X-ray diffraction), SEM and Raman spectroscopy. Room temperature Photoluminescence (PL) spectra of the fabricated ZnO microspheres were measured, at an excitation wavelength of 355 nm. In our study, smooth spherical shaped micro particles with different diameters ranging from ~1 to 3 μm were grown in different substrates by using a pulsed N 3+: YAG laser. SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) images show the presence of uniform smooth surfaced spheres. Raman scattering measurements from the synthesised samples at 532 nm wavelength excitation provide confirms the wurtzite structure of the fabricated undoped and TM doped ZnO microsphere. The doped microspheres exhibited UV whispering gallery modes (WGM) cavity lasing by optical pumping. Magnetic measurements from TM doped ZnO microparticles using vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) are in progress.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10090, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIX, 100901X (20 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2253560
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Parvathy Anitha Sukkurji, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
Yuki Fujiwara, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Nilesh Jayantilal Vasa, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
M. S. Ramachandra Rao, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
Mitsuhiro Higashihata, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Daisuke Nakamura, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10090:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIX
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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