Shen, D., Yang, H., Spudat, C., Patel, T., Zhong, S., Chen, F., YAN, J., Luo, X., Cheng, M., Sciaini, G., Sun, Y., Rhodes, D. A., Timusk, T., Zhou, Y. N., Kim, N. Y., & Tsen, A. W. (2022). High-Performance Mid-IR to Deep-UV van der Waals Photodetectors Capable of Local Spectroscopy at Room Temperature. Nano Letters, 22(8), 3425–3432. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c00741
E354-01 - Forschungsbereich Microwave and THz Electronics
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AMER CHEMICAL SOC
2D optoelectronics; broadband photodetection; local spectroscopy
The ability to perform broadband optical spectroscopy with subdiffraction-limit resolution is highly sought-after for a wide range of critical applications. However, sophisticated near-field techniques are currently required to achieve this goal. We bypass this challenge by demonstrating an extremely broadband photodetector based on a two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals heterostructure that is sensitive to light across over a decade in energy from the mid-infrared (MIR) to deep-ultraviolet (DUV) at room temperature. The devices feature high detectivity (>109 cm Hz1/2 W-1) together with high bandwidth (2.1 MHz). The active area can be further miniaturized to submicron dimensions, far below the diffraction limit for the longest detectable wavelength of 4.1 μm, enabling such devices for facile measurements of local optical properties on atomic-layer-thickness samples placed in close proximity. This work can lead to the development of low-cost and high-throughput photosensors for hyperspectral imaging at the nanoscale.