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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 173–178

Multi-zone light emission in a one-dimensional ZnO waveguide with hybrid structures

Qi Zhang, Junjie Qi, Jing Zhao, Xin Li, and Yue Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 173-178 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.1.000173


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Abstract

We observed multi-zone light emission in a one-dimensional waveguide based on an individual pearl-like ZnO nanowire with hybrid structures, which was obtained through an electrical breakdown process. E2 (high) mode in Raman spectra revealed a blueshift while a redshift of UV near band edge emission was observed by focusing laser on the polycrystalline parts at room temperature. Strong light emission was observed from the polycrystalline parts except the end in the pearl-like ZnO nanowires as compared with columnar ones, which is associated with the light propagation in the waveguide determined by the different dielectric constants between single crystal and polycrystal.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics

ToC Category:
Semiconductors

History
Original Manuscript: April 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2011
Published: April 29, 2011

Citation
Qi Zhang, Junjie Qi, Jing Zhao, Xin Li, and Yue Zhang, "Multi-zone light emission in a one-dimensional ZnO waveguide with hybrid structures," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 173-178 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-1-2-173


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