Synthesis of quantum dot doped chalcogenide glasses via sol-gel processing
Benjamin Mashford, Julia Baldauf, Nguyen Tich-Lam, Alison M Funston, Paul Mulvaney
Journal of Applied Physics | AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 2011
Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) are used to dope wide-bandgap chalogenide glasses via sol-gel processing. Such chalcogenides enhance surface passivation of the quantum dots, as evidenced by the increased PL emissions of both core and core shell species used, while a ZnO glass leads to irreversible oxidation of the embedded quantum dots. The embedded QDs are photostable. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.