A dense array of vertical ZnO nanowires was grown on an Al 0.3Ga0.7N/AlN distributed Bragg reflector. The ZnO nanowires were embedded in a photonic crystal formed by self-assembly of SiO2 nanospheres into a close-packed fcc structure. The photonic crystal modified the spontaneous emission spectrum of the ZnO nanowires. A calculation confirmed that a close spacing in the ZnO nanowires will lead to coupling in the wire-to-wire electromagnetic fields.
|Number of pages
|Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications
|Published - 2011 Feb
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The work at NRL was supported by ONR and ONR-Global (N62909-09-1-4060). LM thanks National Research Council for administrative support.
- Photonic crystal
- Zinc Oxide
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Hardware and Architecture
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering