Light Confinement Effect Induced Highly Sensitive, Self-Driven Near-Infrared Photodetector and Image Sensor Based on Multilayer PdSe /Pyramid Si Heterojunction.

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Summary of "Light Confinement Effect Induced Highly Sensitive, Self-Driven Near-Infrared Photodetector and Image Sensor Based on Multilayer PdSe /Pyramid Si Heterojunction."

In this study, a highly sensitive and self-driven near-infrared (NIR) light photodetector based on PdSe /pyramid Si heterojunction arrays, which are fabricated through simple selenization of predeposited Pd nanofilm on black Si, is demonstrated. The as-fabricated hybrid device exhibits excellent photoresponse performance in terms of a large on/off ratio of 1.6 × 10 , a responsivity of 456 mA W , and a high specific detectivity of up to 9.97 × 10 Jones under 980 nm illumination at zero bias. Such a relatively high sensitivity can be ascribed to the light trapping effect of the pyramid microstructure, which is confirmed by numerical modeling based on finite-difference time domain. On the other hand, thanks to the broad optical absorption properties of PdSe , the as-fabricated device also exhibits obvious sensitivity to other NIR illuminations with wavelengths of 1300, 1550, and 1650 nm, which is beyond the photoresponse range of Si-based devices. It is also found that the PdSe /pyramid Si heterojunction device can also function as an NIR light sensor, which can readily record both "tree" and "house" images produced by 980 and 1300 nm illumination, respectively.


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Name: Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
ISSN: 1613-6829
Pages: e1903831


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