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Advances in OptoElectronics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 368786, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/368786
Research Article

The Performance of Active Coated Nanoparticles Based on Quantum-Dot Gain Media

1College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA

Received 25 June 2012; Revised 21 August 2012; Accepted 25 August 2012

Academic Editor: Pavel A. Belov

Copyright © 2012 Sawyer D. Campbell and Richard W. Ziolkowski. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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