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Keywords:

  • glasses;
  • nanorods;
  • optically active materials;
  • semiconductor nanocrystals
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Organic-inorganic sol-gel composite incorporating highly emitting CdSe/ZnS quantum dots and CdSe/CdS/ZnS quantum rods is reported. Optical gain measurements conducted on a quantum rod/sol-gel composite film show stable room temperature amplified spontaneous emission under ambient conditions.