We have succeeded in synthesizing ZnO nano/microspheres by a simple laser ablation method in the air and demonstrated whispering-gallery-mode (WGM) lasing from the ZnO sphere excited by a pulsed-ultraviolet laser beam. The spheres with diameters of up to 10μm were simply prepared by laser ablation of a ZnO sintered target by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser in the air. In this study, we succeeded synthesizing large microspheres with diameters of larger than 20μm by the Nd:YAG laser without Q-switching. The mode spacing of the large sphere was in good agreement with the WGM theory.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering