Stimulated emission in ZnO nanostructures: A time-resolved study

Aleksandra B. Djurišić, Wai Ming Kwok, Yu Hang Leung, David L. Phillips, Wai Kin Chan

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Stimulated emission was studied using time-integrated and time-resolved photoluminescence in ZnO comb, tetrapod, and rod nanostructures. All the measurements were performed on ensembles of the nanostructures. The nanostructures were fabricated by vapor deposition (combs, tetrapods) and hydrothermal methods (rods). While stimulated emission was detected in all of the nanostructures, significant differences in the behavior of the stimulated emission, as well as the lasing threshold power, were found for different morphologies. The differences in the time evolution of the lasing spectra were particularly pronounced. The observed differences in the stimulated emission spectra of the three types of nanostructures in both exciton-exciton scattering and electron-hole plasma regimes are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19228-19233
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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