Journal article

Polarization-resolved black phosphorus/molybdenum disulfide mid-wave infrared photodiodes with high detectivity at room temperature

James Bullock, Matin Amani, Joy Cho, Yu-Ze Chen, Geun Ho Ahn, Valerio Adinolfi, Vivek Raj Shrestha, Yang Gao, Kenneth B Crozier, Yu-Lun Chueh, Ali Javey



Infrared photodetectors are currently subject to a rapidly expanding application space, with an increasing demand for compact, sensitive and inexpensive detectors. Despite continued advancement, technological factors limit the widespread usage of such detectors, specifically, the need for cooling and the high costs associated with processing of iii–v/ii–vi semiconductors. Here, black phosphorous (bP)/MoS2 heterojunction photodiodes are explored as mid-wave infrared (MWIR) detectors. Although previous studies have demonstrated photodiodes using bP, here we significantly improve the performance, showing that such devices can be competitive with conventional MWIR photodetectors. By optimizing t..

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Awarded by Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank P. Wijewarnasuriya and E. DeCuir from the US Army Research Laboratory for discussions. This work was supported by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency under contract no. HR0011-16-1-0004. K.B.C. acknowledges funding from the Australian Research Council (DP150103736 and FT140100577) and an Innovation Fellowship from the Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation (VESKI).