Wide bandwidth lasing randomly assembled ZnS/ZnO biaxial nanobelt heterostructures

H. Y. Yang, Siu Fung Yu, J. Yan, L. D. Zhang

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Wide-bandwidth random lasing action is observed from the randomly assembled ZnS/ZnO biaxial nanobelt heterostructures under optical excitation. This is because optical gain at ultraviolet regime can be obtained from the near-band-edge radiative recombination of ZnS and ZnO. Surface defects related radiative recombination centers of ZnS and ZnO nanostructures also contribute to the visible optical gain. Hence, a broadband optical gain is obtained from the ZnS/ZnO biaxial nanobelt heterostructures. Moreover, a wide bandwidth coherent optical feedback can be achieved from the randomly assembled biaxial nanobelts due to high refractive index contrast between the nanobelts and air.
Original languageEnglish
Article number141115
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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