Sotirios Christodoulou

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Solution-processed inorganic and organic materials have been pursued for more than a decade as low-threshold, high-gain lasing media, motivated in large part by their tunable optoelectronic properties and ease of synthesis and processing. Although both have demonstrated stimulated emission and lasing, they have not yet approached the continuous-wave pumping(More)
We report a comprehensive study on the two-photon absorption cross sections of colloidal CdSe nanoplatelets, -rods, and -dots of different sizes by the means of z-scan and two-photon excitation spectroscopy. Platelets combine large particle volumes with ultra strong confinement. In contrast to weakly confined nanocrystals, the TPA cross sections of CdSe(More)
We studied the influence of chloride ions (Cl(-)), introduced as CdCl(2), on the seeded growth synthesis of colloidal branched CdSe(core)/CdS(pods) nanocrystals. This is carried out by growing wurtzite CdS pods on top of preformed octahedral sphalerite CdSe seeds. When no CdCl(2) is added, the synthesis of multipods has a low reproducibility, and the side(More)
Colloidal quantum wells combine the advantages of size-tunable electronic properties with vast reactive surfaces that could allow one to realize highly emissive luminescent-sensing varnishes capable of detecting chemical agents through their reversible emission response, with great potential impact on life sciences, environmental monitoring, defence and(More)
Stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy is a prominent approach of super-resolution optical microscopy, which allows cellular imaging with so far unprecedented unlimited spatial resolution. The introduction of time-gated detection in STED microscopy significantly reduces the (instantaneous) intensity required to obtain sub-diffraction spatial(More)
Strain in colloidal heteronanocrystals with non-centrosymmetric lattices presents a unique opportunity for controlling optoelectronic properties and adds a new degree of freedom to existing wavefunction engineering and doping paradigms. We synthesized wurtzite CdSe nanorods embedded in a thick CdS shell, hereby exploiting the large lattice mismatch between(More)
The lateral dimensions of CdSe nanoplatelets have a strong and unique influence on their opto-electronic properties, with sizes that can be tuned from the weak to the strong exciton confinement regime. There are state-of-the-art reports on several nanoplatelet syntheses; however, at present only the thickness is well-controlled. We demonstrate here that we(More)
Colloidal semiconductor nanoplatelets exhibit quantum size effects due to their thickness of only a few monolayers, together with strong optical band-edge transitions facilitated by large lateral extensions. In this article, we demonstrate room temperature strong coupling of the light and heavy hole exciton transitions of CdSe nanoplatelets with the(More)
We evidence excited state emission from p states well below ground state saturation in CdSe nanoplatelets. Size-dependent exciton ground and excited state energies and population dynamics are determined by four independent methods: time-resolved PL, time-integrated PL, rate equation modeling, and Hartree renormalized k·p calculations-all in very good(More)
Two-color emitting colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) are of interest for applications in multimodal imaging, sensing, lighting, and integrated photonics. Dual color emission from core- and shell-related optical transitions has been recently obtained using so-called dot-in-bulk (DiB) CdSe/CdS NCs comprising a quantum-confined CdSe core embedded into(More)
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