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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 5528–5535

Lasing from colloidal InP/ZnS quantum dots

Shuai Gao, Chunfeng Zhang, Yanjun Liu, Huaipeng Su, Lai Wei, Tony Huang, Nicholas Dellas, Shuzhen Shang, Suzanne E. Mohney, Jingkang Wang, and Jian Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 5528-5535 (2011)

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High-quality InP/ZnS core-shell nanocrystal quantum dots (NQDs) were synthesized as a heavy-metal-free alternative to the gain media of cadmium-based colloidal nanoparticles. Upon UV excitation, amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) and optical gain were observed, for the first time, in close-packed InP/ZnS core-shell NQDs. The ASE wavelength can be selected by tailoring the nanocrystal size over a broad range of the spectrum. Moreover, the optical gain profile of InP/ZnS NQDs was matched to the second order feedback of holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystal gratings, leading to the very first demonstration of an optically-pumped, nanocrystal laser based on InP/ZnS core-shell NQDs.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2011
Published: March 9, 2011

Shuai Gao, Chunfeng Zhang, Yanjun Liu, Huaipeng Su, Lai Wei, Tony Huang, Nicholas Dellas, Shuzhen Shang, Suzanne E. Mohney, Jingkang Wang, and Jian Xu, "Lasing from colloidal InP/ZnS quantum dots," Opt. Express 19, 5528-5535 (2011)

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