ZnO p-n Homojunction Random Laser Diode Based on Nitrogen-Doped p-type Nanowires
Abbreviated Journal Title
Adv. Opt. Mater.
MOLECULAR-BEAM EPITAXY; STIMULATED-EMISSION; THIN-FILMS; ARRAYS; GAIN; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; SPECTROSCOPY; ACCEPTOR; DEVICES; EXCITON; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Optics
An electrically pumped ZnO homojunction random laser diode based on nitrogen-doped p-type ZnO nanowires is reported. Nitrogen-doped ZnO nanowires are grown on a ZnO thin film on a silicon substrate by chemical vapor deposition without using any metal catalyst. The p-type behavior is studied by output characteristics and transfer characteristic of the nanowire back-gated field-effect transistor, as well as low-temperature photoluminescence. The formation of the p-n junction is confirmed by the current-voltage characteristic and electron beam-induced current. The nanowire/thin-film p-n junction acts as random laser diode. The random lasing behavior is demonstrated by using both optical pumping and electrical pumping, with thresholds of 300 kW/cm(2) and 40 mA, respectively. The angle-dependant electroluminescence of the device further proves the random lasing mechanism. An output power of 70 nW is measured at a drive current of 70 mA.
Advanced Optical Materials
"ZnO p-n Homojunction Random Laser Diode Based on Nitrogen-Doped p-type Nanowires" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4123.