Lasing in whispering gallery mode in ZnO nanonails

D. Wang, H. W. Seo, C. C. Tin, M. J. Bozack, J. R. Williams, M. Park, Y. Tzeng

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We report on the observation of ultraviolet lasing in optically pumped ZnO nanonails synthesized by thermal chemical vapor deposition method. The lasing threshold was found to be 17 MW cm-2. Very sharp emission peaks (full width at half maximum of 0.08 nm) were observed in the emission spectrum, indicating a high Q factor of the cavity formed by the hexagonally shaped nanonail head. The analysis of the lasing spectra strongly suggests the whispering gallery mode lasing from a hexagonally shaped head of the single ZnO nanonail.

Original languageEnglish
Article number093112
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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