Monday, March 28, 2011

US Patent 7910915 - Light emitting nanowires in a resonant cavity

This patent from HP includes some basic claims to light emitting semiconductor nanowires grown in a resonant cavity. Claim 1 reads:

1. A device comprising:

a resonant cavity configured to resonate at least one wavelength of electromagnetic radiation within a range extending from about 300 nanometers to about 2,000 nanometers; and

a nanowire disposed within the resonant cavity, the nanowire comprising an active longitudinal segment comprising an active material, the active longitudinal segment being selectively disposed at a predetermined location within the resonant cavity, the active material being capable of emitting electromagnetic radiation at the at least one wavelength.