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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 11202–11208

Direct laser writing of three-dimensional narrow bandgap and high refractive-index PbSe structures in a solution

Zongsong Gan, Yaoyu Cao, and Min Gu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 11202-11208 (2013)

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Three-dimensional (3D) micro/nano structures made of narrow electronic bandgap semiconductor materials have important applications in a wide range of disciplines. Direct laser writing (DLW) provides the unparalleled advantage to fabricate 3D arbitrary geometric structures at the micro and nano meter scale. The fabrication of 3D structures within bulk narrow electronic bandgap semiconductor materials by DLW is challenged for the top-down strategy due to their narrow bandgap and high refractive index. Here, we report on the bottom-up strategy for the fabrication of 3D micro/nano structures made from PbSe with an electronic bandgap as narrow as 0.27 eV and a refractive index as high as 4.82 in a solution.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3450) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced chemistry
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Laser Microfabrication

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2013
Published: April 30, 2013

Zongsong Gan, Yaoyu Cao, and Min Gu, "Direct laser writing of three-dimensional narrow bandgap and high refractive-index PbSe structures in a solution," Opt. Express 21, 11202-11208 (2013)

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