A Sensitive Broadband (UV–vis–NIR) Perovskite Photodetector Using Topological Insulator as Electrodes

Feng Xia Liang, Lin Liang, Xing Yuan Zhao, Lin Bao Luo, Yu Hung Liu, Xiao Wei Tong, Zhi Xiang Zhang, J. C.Andrew Huang

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Here, a sensitive and broadband perovskite photodetector is developed by using crystalline topological insulator (TI) Bi 2 Se 3 film as the electrode, which is synthesized by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The as-fabricated Bi 2 Se 3 -FA 0.85 Cs 0.15 PbI 3 -Bi 2 Se 3 photodetector exhibits apparent sensitivity to 650 nm illumination with an on/off ratio of 0.8 × 10 5 and good reproducibility. The responsivity, external quantum efficiency, and specific detectivity are estimated to be 8.4 A W −1 , 1604%, and 1.7 × 10 13 Jones, respectively, which are better not only than the perovskite device using Au as electrode, but also than the majority of other perovskite materials based devices. It is also interesting to find that the TI based perovskite photodetector displays obvious photoresponse to near infrared light (NIR) with 980 nm due to contribution of TI Bi 2 Se 3 layer. It is believed that the present TI based perovskite photodetector holds promise for broadband and high-performance optoelectronic applications in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1801392
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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