3-D manipulation of ZnO nanowire using optically activated thermoplastic tip on silica fiber taper

Sejin Lee, Doo Eui Kang, Pyojin Jeon, Seongil Im, Ryong Ha, Heon Jin Choi, Songnian Fu, Kyunghwan Oh

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Semiconductor nanowire offers various opportunities in novel optoelectronics yet its precise manipulation technique has not been fully developed. We proposed a new method to transport and manipulate individual single ZnO nanowire in 3-D space using an optically activated ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) tip on microtapered silica fiber. The microtaper fiber delivered laser light to optically activate the plasticity in the microscopic EVA spot, where the single ZnO nanowire was selectively adhered. Detailed principles and procedures are discussed along with a unique artificial structuring of nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2342755
Pages (from-to)2001-2003
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 15


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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