Highly Sensitive Polarization Photodetection Using a Pseudo-One-Dimensional Nb(1- x)TixS3 Alloy

Shengxue Yang, Minghui Wu, Wanfu Shen, Li Huang, Sefaattin Tongay, Kedi Wu, Bin Wei, Ying Qin, Zhongchang Wang, Chengbao Jiang, Chunguang Hu

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Abstract

Low-symmetry layered two-dimensional (2D) materials with strong in-plane optical anisotropy can potentially be applied for polarization photodetection. This is especially true for those 2D materials with a direct band gap, which can efficiently absorb light with specific axial polarization. However, discovering such new anisotropic 2D materials with a direct band structure is still extremely challenging. Here, we fabricate a photodetector using a pseudo-one-dimensional (pseudo-1D) Nb(1-x)TixS3 alloy device and demonstrate that it is highly sensitive to the polarized light because of the strong in-plane optical anisotropy and direct band gap of the alloy by combining angle-resolved polarization Raman spectroscopy, azimuth-dependent reflectance difference microscopy, polarization-dependent absorption spectroscopy, and hybrid functional theory calculations. As a consequence, the polarization photodetector of the Nb(1-x)TixS3 alloy shows a large photocurrent anisotropic ratio and a high photoresponse. The choice of a low-symmetry layered pseudo-1D Nb(1-x)TixS3 alloy in polarization photodetection might open up new functionalities for novel optoelectronic device applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3342-3350
Number of pages9
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 23 2019

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Polarization
Optical anisotropy
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Energy gap
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Photocurrents
Absorption spectroscopy
Optoelectronic devices
Band structure
Raman spectroscopy
Microscopic examination

Keywords

  • in-plane optical anisotropy
  • low-symmetry structure
  • NbTiS ternary alloy
  • polarization-sensitive photodetector
  • pseudo-one-dimensional materials

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Highly Sensitive Polarization Photodetection Using a Pseudo-One-Dimensional Nb(1- x)TixS3 Alloy. / Yang, Shengxue; Wu, Minghui; Shen, Wanfu; Huang, Li; Tongay, Sefaattin; Wu, Kedi; Wei, Bin; Qin, Ying; Wang, Zhongchang; Jiang, Chengbao; Hu, Chunguang.

In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 11, No. 3, 23.01.2019, p. 3342-3350.

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Yang, S, Wu, M, Shen, W, Huang, L, Tongay, S, Wu, K, Wei, B, Qin, Y, Wang, Z, Jiang, C & Hu, C 2019, 'Highly Sensitive Polarization Photodetection Using a Pseudo-One-Dimensional Nb(1- x)TixS3 Alloy', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 3342-3350. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b19050
Yang, Shengxue ; Wu, Minghui ; Shen, Wanfu ; Huang, Li ; Tongay, Sefaattin ; Wu, Kedi ; Wei, Bin ; Qin, Ying ; Wang, Zhongchang ; Jiang, Chengbao ; Hu, Chunguang. / Highly Sensitive Polarization Photodetection Using a Pseudo-One-Dimensional Nb(1- x)TixS3 Alloy. In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 2019 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 3342-3350.
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