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Optical and Crystal Structure Characterizations of Nanowires for Infrared Applications


Abstract Semiconductor nanowires (NWs) are one dimensional materials and have size quantization effect when the diameter is sufficiently small. They can serve as optical wave guides along the length direction and contain optically active gain at the same time. Due to these unique properties, NWs are now very promising and extensively studied for nanoscale optoelectronic applications. A systematic and comprehensive optical and microstructural study of several important infrared semiconductor NWs is presented in this thesis, which includes InAs, PbS, InGaAs, erbium chloride silicate and erbium silicate. Micro-photoluminescence (PL) and transmission electron microscope (TEM) were utilized in conjunction to characterize the optical and microstructure of... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Sun, Minghua (Author) / Ning, Cun-Zheng (Advisor) / Yu, Hongbin (Committee member) / Carpenter, Ray W. (Committee member) / Johnson, Shane (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / characterization / Infrared / Nanowire / PL / TEM
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 157 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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