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Nano Lett. 2005 May;5(5):917-20.

Lasing in single cadmium sulfide nanowire optical cavities.

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  • 1Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA.

Abstract

The mechanism of lasing in single cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanowire cavities was elucidated by temperature-dependent and time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) measurements. Temperature-dependent PL studies reveal rich spectral features and show that an exciton-exciton interaction is critical to lasing up to 75 K, while an exciton-phonon process dominates at higher temperatures. These measurements together with temperature and intensity dependent lifetime and threshold studies show that lasing is due to formation of excitons and, moreover, have implications for the design of efficient, low threshold nanowire lasers.

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