||Photomechanical modification of ZnS microcrystal to enhance electroluminescence by ultrashort-pulse laser processing
Nabesaka, Kyohei ,
Ishikawa, Yasuaki ,
Hosokawa, YoichirohUraoka, Yukiharu
2017-01-06 , IOP Publishing Ltd on behalf of the Japan Society of Applied Physics.
A ZnS microcrystal was treated with an ultrashort-pulse laser and applied to an inorganic electroluminescence (EL) phosphor. We found that the emission intensity of the EL phosphor was increased by laser-induced photomechanical modification. The pulse duration dependence of the emission enhancement and structural analysis by scanning electron microscopy indicated that the structural modification was induced inside the ZnS microcrystal, although a mechanical grinding would induce the structural modification mainly on the crystal surface. The results suggested a new way of enhancing the emission of inorganic EL devices.