High-speed colour-converting photodetector with all-inorganic CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals for ultraviolet light communication
AuthorsKang, Chun Hong
Ng, Tien Khee
Mohammed, Omar F.
Ooi, Boon S.
KAUST DepartmentElectrical Engineering Program
Materials Science and Engineering Program
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
Photonics Laboratory, Division of Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Chemical Science Program
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Online Publication Date2019-10-16
Print Publication Date2019-12
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/658646
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AbstractOptical wireless communication (OWC) using the ultra-broad spectrum of the visible-to-ultraviolet (UV) wavelength region remains a vital field of research for mitigating the saturated bandwidth of radio-frequency (RF) communication. However, the lack of an efficient UV photodetection methodology hinders the development of UV-based communication. The key technological impediment is related to the low UV-photon absorption in existing silicon photodetectors, which offer low-cost and mature platforms. To address this technology gap, we report a hybrid Si-based photodetection scheme by incorporating CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) with a high photoluminescence quantum yield (PLQY) and a fast photoluminescence (PL) decay time as a UV-to-visible colour-converting layer for high-speed solar-blind UV communication. The facile formation of drop-cast CsPbBr3 perovskite NCs leads to a high PLQY of up to ~73% and strong absorption in the UV region. With the addition of the NC layer, a nearly threefold improvement in the responsivity and an increase of ~25% in the external quantum efficiency (EQE) of the solar-blind region compared to a commercial silicon-based photodetector were observed. Moreover, time-resolved photoluminescence measurements demonstrated a decay time of 4.5 ns under a 372-nm UV excitation source, thus elucidating the potential of this layer as a fast colour-converting layer. A high data rate of up to 34 Mbps in solar-blind communication was achieved using the hybrid CsPbBr3–silicon photodetection scheme in conjunction with a 278-nm UVC light-emitting diode (LED). These findings demonstrate the feasibility of an integrated high-speed photoreceiver design of a composition-tuneable perovskite-based phosphor and a low-cost silicon-based photodetector for UV communication.
CitationKang, C. H., Dursun, I., Liu, G., Sinatra, L., Sun, X., Kong, M., … Ooi, B. S. (2019). High-speed colour-converting photodetector with all-inorganic CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals for ultraviolet light communication. Light: Science & Applications, 8(1). doi:10.1038/s41377-019-0204-4
SponsorsThis work is supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), BAS/1/1614-01-01, KCR/1/2081-01-01 and GEN/1/6607-01-01, and the KAUST-KFUPM Special Initiative, REP/1/2878-01-01. The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Grant no. KACST TIC R2-FP-008.
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
JournalLight: Science & Applications