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Actively variable-spectrum optoelectronics with black phosphorus

Hyungjin Kim, Shiekh Zia Uddin, Der-Hsien Lien, Matthew Yeh, Nima Sefidmooye Azar, Sivacarendran Balendhran, Taehun Kim, Niharika Gupta, Yoonsoo Rho, Costas P Grigoropoulos, Kenneth B Crozier, Ali Javey

NATURE | NATURE PORTFOLIO | Published : 2021


Room-temperature optoelectronic devices that operate at short-wavelength and mid-wavelength infrared ranges (one to eight micrometres) can be used for numerous applications1-5. To achieve the range of operating wavelengths needed for a given application, a combination of materials with different bandgaps (for example, superlattices or heterostructures)6,7 or variations in the composition of semiconductor alloys during growth8,9 are used. However, these materials are complex to fabricate, and the operating range is fixed after fabrication. Although wide-range, active and reversible tunability of the operating wavelengths in optoelectronic devices after fabrication is a highly desirable featur..

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