Synthesis, morphology and random laser action of ZnO nanostructures

L. Miao, S. Tanemura, Y. Ieda, M. Tanemura, Y. Hayashi, H. Y. Yang, Shu Ping Lau, B. K. Tay, Y. G. Cao

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Three-dimensional (3-D) ZnO random-wall nanostructures and one-dimensional (1-D) ZnO nanorods were prepared on silicon substrates by a simple solid-vapour phase thermal sublimation technique. Optical pumped random lasing has been observed in the ZnO random-wall arrays with a threshold intensity of 0.38 MW/cm2in the emission wavelength from 380 to 395 nm. The optical gain was attributed to the closed-loop scattering and light amplification of the ZnO random-wall. The experimental result suggests that the morphology of nanostructure is the key factor to effect random lasing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2660-2663
Number of pages4
JournalSurface Science
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • M.1. Zinc oxide
  • M.2. Nanostructure
  • M.3. Semiconducting surfaces
  • Random lasing
  • S.3. Evaporation and sublimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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