Latterman RE1, Birrell S2, Sullivan PA1, Walker RA1.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Aug 3;8(30):19724-31. doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b03062. Epub 2016 Jul 21.The power efficiency of a diode-pumped solid state laser was improved by encasing the Nd:YAG lasing medium with gold nanorod-doped epoxy. Gold nanorods were synthesized with a specific aspect ratio tuned to absorb at the Nd:YAG lasing wavelength of 1064 nm. The surfactant-stabilized nanorods in aqueous solution were then treated with a sequential, two-step functionalization in order to improve nanorod solubility in organic solvents. Read More