Electrically driven lasing was demonstrated in light-emitting devices composed of n-ZnO and p-Si nanowires (NWs). The ZnO NWs were synthesized by thermal chemical vapor deposition and the Si NWs were formed by crystallographic wet etching of a Si wafer. The p-n heterojunction devices were constructed using the NWs by the direct transfer and dielectrophoresis methods. At an excitation current of 2νA, the electroluminescence spectrum showed lasing behavior, and this phenomenon was explained by the ZnO-nanostructure-related cavity property.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering