ZnO nanolasers on graphene films

Hyeonjun Baek, Jun Beom Park, Jong Woo Park, Jerome K. Hyun, Hosang Yoon, Hongseok Oh, Jiyoung Yoon

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We grew and characterized zinc oxide (ZnO) nanolasers on graphene films. By using graphene as a growth medium, we were able to prepare position-controlled and vertically aligned ZnO nanotube lasers. The ZnO nanolasers grown on graphene films showed good optical characteristics, evidenced by a low lasing threshold. Furthermore, the nanolaser/graphene system was easily lifted off the original substrate and transferred onto foreign substrates. The lasing performance was observed to be significantly enhanced by depositing a layer of silver on the back of the graphene film during this transfer process, which was quantitatively investigated using finite-difference time-domain simulations. Due to the wide selection of substrates enabled by the use of graphene films, our results suggest promising strategies for preparing practical nanolasers with improved performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number263102
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - 27 Jun 2016

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