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PbTe quantum dots: SiO2 multilayers for optical devices
Author(s): Eugenio Rodriguez; Ernesto Jimenez; Lazaro A. Padilha; Cid B. de Araujo; Carlos Lenz Cesar; Luiz Carlos Barbosa
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Thin films of glass doped with PbTe quantum dots were successfully fabricated. The semiconducting quantum dots were grown by laser ablation of a PbTe target (99.99%) using the second harmonic of a Q-Switched Quantel Nd:YAG laser under high purity argon atmosphere. The glass matrix was fabricated by a plasma chemical vapor deposition method using vapor of tetramethoxysilane (TMOS) as precursor. The QD's and the glass matrix were alternately deposited onto a Si (100) wafer for 60 cycles. Cross-section TEM image clearly showed QD's layer well separated from each other with glass matrix layers. The influence of the ablation time on the size distribution of the quantum dots is studied. HRTEM revealed anisotropy in the size of the QD's: they were about 9nm in the high and 3-5 in diameter. Furthermore HRTEM studies revealed that the QD's basically growth in the (200) and (220) directions. The thickness of the glass matrix layer was about 20 nm. Absorption, photo luminescence and relaxation time of the multilayer were also measured.

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Date Published: 4 April 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5734, Quantum Dots, Nanoparticles, and Nanoclusters II, (4 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.587131
Show Author Affiliations
Eugenio Rodriguez, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
Ernesto Jimenez, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
Lazaro A. Padilha, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
Cid B. de Araujo, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
Carlos Lenz Cesar, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
Luiz Carlos Barbosa, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5734:
Quantum Dots, Nanoparticles, and Nanoclusters II
Diana L. Huffaker; Pallab K. Bhattacharya, Editor(s)

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