Ultraviolet amplified spontaneous emission from self-organized network of zinc oxide nanofibers
Chen, B. J.
Yu, S. F.
Date of Issue2005
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Self-organized zinc oxide (ZnO) nanofiber network with six-fold symmetry was fabricated on ZnO-buffered (0001) sapphire substrate with patterned gold catalyst by vapor-phase transport method. From the ZnO buffer layer, hexagonal ZnO nanorods with identical in-plane structure grew epitaxially along  orientation to form vertical stems. The nanofiber branches grew horizontally from six side-surfaces of the vertical stem along  and other equivalent directions. The aligned network structure constructed a waveguide array with optical gain. Ultraviolet amplified spontaneous emission was observed along the side-branching nanofibers when the aligned ZnO network was excited by a frequency-tripled Nd:YAG laser.
DRNTU::Engineering::Materials::Microelectronics and semiconductor materials
Applied physics letters
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