Abstract

ZnO nanowires, characterized with high melting points, are hard to assemble together with laser fusion. In order to build micro–nano structures with ZnO nanowires, a polymer film with a low melting point and high optical transparency is introduced as a substrate for ZnO nanowires to be deposited. A holographic optical tweezers system is used not only to manipulate ZnO nanowires, but also to melt the polymer film for the fixation of ZnO nanowires. By this method, micro–nano structures composed of ZnO nanowires are produced, which can be utilized as subwavelength optical waveguides.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Manipulating metal-oxide nanowires using counter-propagating optical line tweezers

Astrid van der Horst, Andrew I. Campbell, Lambert K. van Vugt, Daniël A. M. Vanmaekelbergh, Marileen Dogterom, and Alfons van Blaaderen
Opt. Express 15(18) 11629-11639 (2007)

Controlled assembly of In2O3 nanowires on electronic circuits using scanning optical tweezers

Song-Woo Lee, Gunho Jo, Takhee Lee, and Yong-Gu Lee
Opt. Express 17(20) 17491-17501 (2009)

Manipulation and assembly of nanowires with holographic optical traps

Ritesh Agarwal, Kosta Ladavac, Yael Roichman, Guihua Yu, Charles M. Lieber, and David G. Grier
Opt. Express 13(22) 8906-8912 (2005)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription