TITLE

Quantum efficiency of ZnO nanowire nanolasers

AUTHOR(S)
Yanfeng Zhang; Russo, Richard E.; Mao, Samuel S.
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;7/25/2005, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p043106
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Crystalline ZnO nanowires were grown on sapphire and silicon substrates using pulsed-laser deposition. The optical properties of nanowire nanolasers, including their absolute light emission intensity and external and internal quantum efficiencies were experimentally determined. The external differential quantum efficiency was measured to be as high as 60% for lasing ZnO nanowires of 7.5 μm in length, compared to a value of approximately 10% for photoluminescence. The absolute light emission intensity for individual nanowires was found to be in the vicinity of 0.1 mW. By measuring the dependence of external differential quantum efficiency on the cavity length, the internal quantum efficiency of ZnO nanowire nanolasers was determined to be about 85%.
ACCESSION #
17782603

 

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