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Optical Characterization and Lasing Study of Nanowires


Abstract Nanowires are one-dimensional (1D) structures with diameter on the nanometer scales with a high length-to-diameter aspect ratio. Nanowires of various materials including semiconductors, dielectrics and metals have been intensively researched in the past two decades for applications to electrical and optical devices. Typically, nanowires are synthesized using the vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) approach, which allows defect-free 1D growth despite the lattice mismatch between nanowires and substrates. Lattice mismatch issue is a serious problem in high-quality thin film growth of many semiconductors and non-semiconductors. Therefore, nanowires provide promising platforms for the applications requiring high crystal quality materials.

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Created Date 2015
Contributor Liu, Zhicheng (Author) / Ning, Cun-Zheng (Advisor) / Palais, Joseph (Committee member) / Yu, Hongbin (Committee member) / Yao, Yu (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Laser / Multi-color / Nanowire / Optical Characterization / Optical Comunication
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 151 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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