Linear polarized PL emission with SAW off/SAW on. Polarized PL with spatial resolution excited by a tightly focused laser beam close to the nanowire edge facing the acoustic transducer (position G, cf. diagrams on the left side). (a) In the absence of a SAW, the emission is restricted to the region close to the excitation spot and is polarized perpendicular to the nanowire axis. (b) Application of acoustic power of 12 dBm induces the transport of electrons and holes to a remote position R, where they recombine emitting light polarized mainly parallel to the nanowire axis. Spatial PL intensities along the nanowire axis integrated from 796.6 nm to 823.3 nm for the emission polarized perpendicular (blue circles) and parallel (red triangles) to the nanowire axis in the absence (c) (open symbols) and presence (d) (filled symbols) of a SAW.
Möller et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:247 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-247