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Quantum dots (QDs) of semiconductors are promising materials for light emission applications due to their size-tunable optoelectronic properties. We present results of direct quantum dot (QD) formation from precursors inside a polymer matrix using laser irradiation. The method is important because it provides a simple means of patterning nanocomposite material within selected regions of a polymer, as required for device design. Several combinations of polymer/precursors films were treated with a picosecond laser at wavelength of 266 nm in order to verify the formation of the QDs inside the polymeric matrix. Precursors for CdS and CdSe QDs were used in experiments. The structural studies of laser-irradiated samples carried out by means of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed the QD formation. The size of QDs and the clusters depended on the laser irradiation dose transferred to the film. The QDs …
International Society for Optics and Photonics
Publication date: 
29 Mar 2013

G Račiukaitis, P Gečys, F Antolini, L Stroea, AK Bansal, IDW Samuel, S Allard, U Scherf, L Ortolani

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Volume: 8607 Pages: 860702
Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XVIII