Journal article

Light-Matter Interaction Enhancement in Anisotropic 2D Black Phosphorus via Polarization-Tailoring Nano-Optics

Nima Sefidmooye Azar, James Bullock, Sivacarendran Balendhran, Hyungjin Kim, Ali Javey, Kenneth B Crozier

ACS Photonics | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2021


Black phosphorus (bP), a two-dimensional (2D) layered material, has shown great potential for infrared (IR) optoelectronics owing to the narrow and direct bandgap it exhibits when in multilayer form. However, its thinness and optical anisotropy lead to weak light absorption, which limits the performance of bP-based photodetectors. In this work, we explore plasmonic nanoantennas, optical cavities, and their hybrids that can be integrated with multilayer bP to enhance its light absorption. This is achieved by near-field light intensity enhancement and polarization conversion. In addition, we demonstrate that these nanostructures can boost the spontaneous emission from bP. Light absorption enha..

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