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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 13657–13662

The ultraviolet laser from individual ZnO microwire with quadrate cross section

Meng Ding, Dongxu Zhao, Bin Yao, Shulin E, Zhen Guo, Ligong Zhang, and Dezhen Shen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 13657-13662 (2012)

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The ZnO microwires with quadrate cross section were synthesized by chemical vapor deposition method. The ultraviolet laser with the Fabry-pérot cavity modes was realized from an individual ZnO microwire. Under the low excitation power densities, the amplified spontaneous emission was observed from the ZnO microwire, while the lasing action was observed under the high excitation power densities. The ZnO microwire exhibited low threshold excitation intensity of 58 kW/cm2 and quality factor of 485. The characteristics and possible lasing mechanism were investigated in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2012
Published: June 4, 2012

Meng Ding, Dongxu Zhao, Bin Yao, Shulin E, Zhen Guo, Ligong Zhang, and Dezhen Shen, "The ultraviolet laser from individual ZnO microwire with quadrate cross section," Opt. Express 20, 13657-13662 (2012)

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