Vertical zinc oxide nanowires embedded in self-assembled photonic crystal

Michael A. Mastro, Lena Mazeina, Byung Jae Kim, Sharka M. Prokes, Jennifer Hite, Charles R. Eddy, Jihyun Kim

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalPhotonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work at NRL was supported by ONR and ONR-Global (N62909-09-1-4060). LM thanks National Research Council for administrative support.


  • Nanowire
  • 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


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