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Optical energy conversion in crystalline nanowires
Author(s): Samuel S. Mao; Richard E. Russo; Peidong Yang
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Paper Abstract

One-dimensional nanostructures hold the promise of becoming critical elements for next generation nanoscale electronic and photonic devices. While significant efforts have been devoted to the development of nanotube or nanowire based transistors, little has been done on their photonic counterpart. Here we summarize our recent efforts on one-dimensional crystalline nanostructures, in particular, the zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires grown on a sapphire substrate. ZnO is a wide bandgap (3.37 eV) compound semiconductor that is especially suitable for blue and ultraviolet (UV) optoelectronic applications. Room-temperature optical energy conversion and stimulated UV light emission from ZnO nanowires are emphasized, along with a discussion of potential applications of nanoscale lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4608, Nanostructure Science, Metrology, and Technology, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.438455
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Samuel S. Mao
Richard E. Russo

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4608:
Nanostructure Science, Metrology, and Technology
Martin C. Peckerar; Michael T. Postek Jr., Editor(s)

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