Solution-processed hybrid perovskite photodetectors with high detectivity

Letian Dou, Yang Micheal Yang, Jingbi You, Ziruo Hong, Wei Hsuan Chang, Gang Li, Yang Yang

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Photodetectors capture optical signals with a wide range of incident photon flux density and convert them to electrical signals instantaneously. They have many important applications including imaging, optical communication, remote control, chemical/biological sensing and so on. Currently, GaN, Si and InGaAs photodetectors are used in commercially available products. Here we demonstrate a novel solution-processed photodetector based on an organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite material. Operating at room temperature, the photodetectors exhibit a large detectivity (the ability to detect weak signals) approaching 1014Jones, a linear dynamic range over 100 decibels (dB) and a fast photoresponse with 3-dB bandwidth up to 3MHz. The performance is significantly better than most of the organic, quantum dot and hybrid photodetectors reported so far; and is comparable, or even better than, the traditional inorganic semiconductor-based photodetectors. Our results indicate that with proper device interface design, perovskite materials are promising candidates for low-cost, high-performance photodetectors.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6404
JournalNature Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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