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Highly sensitive, multicomponent broadband photodetector devices are made from PbSe/graphene/TiO(2). TiO(2) and PbSe nanoparticles act as light harvesting photoactive materials from the UV to IR regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, while the graphene acts as a charge collector for both photogenerated holes and electrons under an applied electric field.
A blue (ca. 440 nm) liquid laser with an ultra-low threshold through which quasi-continuous wave pumping is accessible is achieved by engineering unconventional ternary CdZnS/ZnS alloyed-core/shell QDs. Such an achievement is enabled by exploiting the novel gain media with minimal defects, suppressed Auger recombination, and large gain cross-section in… (More)
Large-area patterning of epitaxial graphene for Schottky junction photodetectors has been demonstrated with a simple laser irradiation method. In this method, semimetal-semiconductor Schottky junctions are created in a controllable pattern between epitaxial graphene (EG) and laser-modified epitaxial graphene (LEG). The zero-biased EG-LEG-EG photodetector… (More)
Two C60-(antenna)x analogous compounds having branched hybrid triad C60(>DPAF-C18)(>CPAF-C2M) and tetrad C60(>DPAF-C18)(>CPAF-C2M)2 nanostructures were synthesized and characterized. The structural design was intended to facilitate the ultrafast fs intramolecular energy-transfer from photoexcited C60[>(1)(DPAF)*-C18](>CPAF-C2M)1or2 or… (More)
Second harmonic generation (SHG) is a well known non-linear optical phenomena which can be observed only in non-centrosymmetric crystals due to non-zero hyperpolarizability. In the current work we observed SHG from a Zn(II) complex which was originally thought to have crystallized in the centrosymmetric space group C2/c. This has been attributed to the… (More)
A water soluble conjugated thiophene polymer, sodium salt of poly[2-(3-thienyl)ethoxy-4-butylsulfonate] (TPP), and graphene oxide (GO) composite film (GO-TPP) device was prepared. Transient photoconductivity measurements were carried out on the GO-TPP composite film using 150 ns laser pulses of 527 nm wavelength. Highly efficient photocurrent generation was… (More)
Iron pyrite has received significant attention due to its high optical absorption. However, the loss of open circuit voltage (Voc) prevents its further application in photovoltaics. Herein, we have studied the photophysics of pyrite by ultrafast laser spectroscopy to understand fundamental limitation of low Voc by quantifying photocarrier losses in high… (More)
Blue-color stimulated emission with low threshold power is observed from In- and Zn-MOFs, which feature a highly fluorescent chromophore densely packed and rigidly linked to the metal-ion centers in the solid state. The density-of-states and transition dipole moments are calculated and the stimulated emission phenomenon is correlated with these properties.
We demonstrated ultrafast femtosecond nonlinear optical (NLO) absorption characteristics of bilayered fullerosome vesicle nanostructures derived from molecular self-assembly of amphiphilic oligo(ethylene glycolated) C(60)-(light-harvesting diphenylaminofluorene antenna). Fullerene conjugates were designed to enhance photoresponse in a femtosecond time scale… (More)
Optically pumped gold nanowire, 330 nm in diameter imbedded into silicate optical fiber produces broadband, highly collimated radiation (in the range 470-900 nm) with divergence of less than 4 mrad.