We show that by maximizing the amount of organosilane functional groups, the quantum yield of surface functionalized carbon nanodots (C-dots) dispersed in epoxy can be enhanced to 68% under optical excitation at 450 nm wavelength. This is the highest quantum yield ever recorded for C-dots at such an excitation wavelength. Lasing emission can also be demonstrated from a Fabry-Perot cavity by using C-dots as the gain medium. The lasing threshold is found to be ∼200 W cm-2which is 2 orders of magnitude lower than that provided in the recent reports. Furthermore, tunable single-mode lasing over a bandwidth of ∼60 nm wide is achieved from the Fabry-Perot cavity in the Littrow configuration.
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- Materials Chemistry