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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9791–9794

Colloidal ZnO quantum dots in ultraviolet pillar microcavities

Tim Thomay, Tobias Hanke, Martin Tomas, Florian Sotier, Katja Beha, Vanessa Knittel, Matthias Kahl, Kelly M. Whitaker, Daniel R. Gamelin, Alfred Leitenstorfer, and Rudolf Bratschitsch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9791-9794 (2008)

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Three dimensional light confinement and distinct pillar microcavity modes in the ultraviolet have been observed in pillar resonators with embedded colloidal ZnO quantum dots fabricated by focused ion beam milling. Results from a waveguide model for the mode patterns and their spectral positions are in excellent agreement with the experimental data.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
(260.7190) Physical optics : Ultraviolet
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2008
Published: June 18, 2008

Tim Thomay, Tobias Hanke, Martin Tomas, Florian Sotier, Katja Beha, Vanessa Knittel, Matthias Kahl, Kelly M. Whitaker, Daniel R. Gamelin, Alfred Leitenstorfer, and Rudolf Bratschitsch, "Colloidal ZnO quantum dots in ultraviolet pillar microcavities," Opt. Express 16, 9791-9794 (2008)

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