4 November 2016 Wavelength-controlled manipulation of colloidal quasi-resonant quantum dots under pulsed laser irradiation
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Production of nanostructures consisting of semiconductor nanoparticles (NPs) is of interest for number of applications. Development of new methods of NPs' manipulation and aggregation of NPs into nanostructures with pre-defined geometry is also of considerable interest from the fundamental point of view. Under laser irradiation with properly chosen wavelengths excitonic excitations of semiconductor NPs will be induced. Electrodynamical interaction between excited NPs is rather universal and allows formation of wide variety of nanostructures both of homo- and heterogeneous content. Theoretical approach for study of interaction of NPs' ensembles with laser light includes dipole-dipole approximation for NPs' attraction. Experimental results are obtained for TGA stabilized CdTe QDs with the excitonic resonance at 520 nm. Six different samples of the same colloid solution were irradiated at wavelengths from 540 to 570 nm. Modifications of absorption spectra of solutions after irradiation was detected, being most prominent at 555 and 560 nm irradiation wavelengths. Analysis of spectra shows that up to 47% of QDs were assembled into pairs with 10 nm inter-QD distance. Therefore, possibility of precise QDs manipulation via laser-induced electrodynamical interaction is demonstrated.
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Aleksey S. Tsipotan, Aleksey S. Tsipotan, Aleksandr S. Aleksandrovsky, Aleksandr S. Aleksandrovsky, Vitaliy V. Slabko, Vitaliy V. Slabko, } "Wavelength-controlled manipulation of colloidal quasi-resonant quantum dots under pulsed laser irradiation", Proc. SPIE 10027, Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics III, 1002711 (4 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2245386; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2245386

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