Femtosecond laser assisted growth of ZnO nanowires

Yanfeng Zhang, Richard E. Russo, Samuel S. Mao

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Crystalline ZnO nanowires were grown by the pulsed laser deposition (PLD) approach using a femtosecond laser as the ablation source. As determined by electron microscopy, the femtosecond PLD grown ZnO nanowires showed good crystalline characteristics and reasonably uniform diameters, which can be attributed to the homogeneity of femtosecond laser produced precursor vapor in which micron sized particulates are minimal. Photoluminescence spectroscopy measurements indicated a low threshold for lasing at room temperature. In addition, we examined the influence of oxygen partial pressure during the PLD growth process on the morphology and photoluminescence property of ZnO nanowires.

Original languageBritish English
Article number133115
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - 26 Sep 2005


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