Perovskite Nanophotonics

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanophotonics Materials and Devices".

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Department of Physics, ITMO University, 197101 Saint Petersburg, Russia
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The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75080, USA
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Nonlinear Physics Center, Research School of Physics, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
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Dear Colleagues,

Perovskite structures of different dimensions have become a prospective platform for modern nanophotonics owing to their outstanding optical and electronic properties. Recent advances in optically resonant nanostructures made of perovskites or integrated with perovskites provide a solid foundation for novel fundamental and technological breakthroughs. This Special Issue aims to reflect all these recent exciting developments. We invite researchers to submit their contributions that focus on optical effects in novel designs and device architectures based on various perovskites. Any format of article is welcome, including full papers, communications, perspectives, and reviews. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

-  fundamentals of optical effects in perovskite-based nanophotonic designs;
-  perovskite nano- and microlasers;
- nonlinear optics and nonlinear properties of perovskite nanostructures;
- novel fabrication methods for perovskite nanostructures for optical applications; and
- perovskite-based solar cells, photodetectors, sensors, lasers, or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) powered by smart nanophotonic designs.

Dr. Sergey Makarov
Prof. Dr. Anvar Zakhidov
Prof. Dr. Yuri Kivshar
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Keywords

  • perovskites
  • nanostructures
  • optical resonances
  • luminescence
  • lasing
  • nonlinear optics
  • nanofabrication
  • excitons
  • optoelectronics

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High-Stability Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Perovskite (CH3NH3PbBr3) in SiO2 Mesopores: Nonlinear Optics and Applications for Q-Switching Laser Operation
by Siyu Dong, Cheng Zhang, Yuxiang Zhou, Xiaona Miao, Tiantian Zong, Manna Gu, Zijun Zhan, Duo Chen, Hong Ma, Weiling Gui, Jie Liu, Chen Cheng and Chuanfu Cheng
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(7), 1648; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071648 - 23 Jun 2021
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Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite shows a great potential in the field of photoelectrics. Embedding methyl ammonium lead bromide (MAPbBr3) in a mesoporous silica (mSiO2) layer is an effective method for maintaining optical performance of MAPbBr3 at room temperature. In [...] Read more.
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite shows a great potential in the field of photoelectrics. Embedding methyl ammonium lead bromide (MAPbBr3) in a mesoporous silica (mSiO2) layer is an effective method for maintaining optical performance of MAPbBr3 at room temperature. In this work, we synthesized MAPbBr3 quantum dots, embedding them in the mSiO2 layer. The nonlinear optical responses of this composite thin film have been investigated by using the Z-scan technique at a wavelength of 800 nm. The results show plural nonlinear responses in different intensities, corresponding to one- and two-photon processing. Our results support that composites possess saturation intensity of ~27.29 GW/cm2 and varying nonlinear coefficients. The composite thin films show high stability under ultrafast laser irradiating. By employing the composite as a saturable absorber, a passively Q-switching laser has been achieved on a Nd:YVO4 all-solid-state laser platform to generate a laser at ~1 μm. Full article
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Recrystallization of CsPbBr3 Nanoparticles in Fluoropolymer Nonwoven Mats for Down- and Up-Conversion of Light
by Vladimir Neplokh, Daria I. Markina, Maria Baeva, Anton M. Pavlov, Demid A. Kirilenko, Ivan S. Mukhin, Anatoly P. Pushkarev, Sergey V. Makarov and Alexey A. Serdobintsev
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 412; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020412 - 05 Feb 2021
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Inorganic halides perovskite CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, and I or mixed halide systems Cl/Br and Br/I) nanoparticles are efficient light-conversion objects that have attracted significant attention due to their broadband tunability over the entire visible spectral range of 410–700 nm and [...] Read more.
Inorganic halides perovskite CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, and I or mixed halide systems Cl/Br and Br/I) nanoparticles are efficient light-conversion objects that have attracted significant attention due to their broadband tunability over the entire visible spectral range of 410–700 nm and high quantum yield of up to 95%. Here, we demonstrate a new method of recrystallization of CsPbBr3 nanoparticles inside the electrospun fluoropolymer fibers. We have synthesized nonwoven tetrafluoroethylene mats embedding CsPbBr3 nanoparticles using inexpensive commercial precursors and syringe electrospinning equipment. The fabricated nonwoven mat samples demonstrated both down-conversion of UV light to 506 nm and up-conversion of IR femtosecond laser radiation to 513 nm green photoluminescence characterized by narrow emission line-widths of 35 nm. Nanoparticle formation inside nonwoven fibers was confirmed by TEM imaging and water stability tests controlled by fluorimetry measurements. The combination of enhanced optical properties of CsPbBr3 nanoparticles and mechanical stability and environmental robustness of highly deformable nonwoven fluoropolymer mats is appealing for flexible optoelectronic applications, while the industry-friendly fabrication method is attractive for commercial implementations. Full article
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Hybrid Perovskite Terahertz Photoconductive Antenna
by Petr A. Obraztsov, Vladislava V. Bulgakova, Pavel A. Chizhov, Alexander A. Ushakov, Dmitry S. Gets, Sergey V. Makarov and Vladimir V. Bukin
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(2), 313; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020313 - 26 Jan 2021
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Hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites, while well examined for photovoltaic applications, remain almost completely unexplored in the terahertz (THz) range. These low-cost hybrid materials are extremely attractive for THz applications because their optoelectronic properties can be chemically engineered with relative ease. Here, we experimentally demonstrate [...] Read more.
Hybrid organic–inorganic perovskites, while well examined for photovoltaic applications, remain almost completely unexplored in the terahertz (THz) range. These low-cost hybrid materials are extremely attractive for THz applications because their optoelectronic properties can be chemically engineered with relative ease. Here, we experimentally demonstrate the first attempt to apply solution-processed polycrystalline films of hybrid perovskites for the development of photoconductive terahertz emitters. By using the widely studied methylammonium-based perovskites MAPbI3 and MAPbBr3, we fabricate and characterize large-aperture photoconductive antennas. The work presented here examines polycrystalline perovskite films excited both above and below the bandgap, as well as the scaling of THz emission with the applied bias field and the optical excitation fluence. The combination of ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy and terahertz emission experiments allows us to determine the still-debated room temperature carrier lifetime and mobility of charge carriers in halide perovskites using an alternative noninvasive method. Our results demonstrate the applicability of hybrid perovskites for the development of scalable THz photoconductive devices, making these materials competitive with conventional semiconductors for THz emission. Full article
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Giant Enhancement of Radiative Recombination in Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes with Plasmonic Core-Shell Nanoparticles
by Mikhail A. Masharin, Alexander S. Berestennikov, Daniele Barettin, Pavel M. Voroshilov, Konstantin S. Ladutenko, Aldo Di Carlo and Sergey V. Makarov
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(1), 45; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11010045 - 27 Dec 2020
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The integration of nanoparticles (NPs) into functional materials is a powerful tool for the smart engineering of their physical properties. If properly designed and optimized, NPs possess unique optical, electrical, quantum, and other effects that will improve the efficiency of optoelectronic devices. Here, [...] Read more.
The integration of nanoparticles (NPs) into functional materials is a powerful tool for the smart engineering of their physical properties. If properly designed and optimized, NPs possess unique optical, electrical, quantum, and other effects that will improve the efficiency of optoelectronic devices. Here, we propose a novel approach for the enhancement of perovskite light-emitting diodes (PeLEDs) based on electronic band structure deformation by core-shell NPs forming a metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) structure with an Au core and SiO2 shell located in the perovskite layer. The presence of the MOS interface enables favorable charge distribution in the active layer through the formation of hole transporting channels. For the PeLED design, we consider integration of the core-shell NPs in the realistic numerical model. Using our verified model, we show that, compared with the bare structure, the incorporation of NPs increases the radiative recombination rate of PeLED by several orders of magnitude. It is intended that this study will open new perspectives for further efficiency enhancement of perovskite-based optoelectronic devices with NPs. Full article
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Suppression of Electric Field-Induced Segregation in Sky-Blue Perovskite Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells
by Tatiana G. Liashenko, Anatoly P. Pushkarev, Arnas Naujokaitis, Vidas Pakštas, Marius Franckevičius, Anvar A. Zakhidov and Sergey V. Makarov
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(10), 1937; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10101937 - 29 Sep 2020
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Inexpensive perovskite light-emitting devices fabricated by a simple wet chemical approach have recently demonstrated very prospective characteristics such as narrowband emission, low turn-on bias, high brightness, and high external quantum efficiency of electroluminescence, and have presented a good alternative to well-established technology of [...] Read more.
Inexpensive perovskite light-emitting devices fabricated by a simple wet chemical approach have recently demonstrated very prospective characteristics such as narrowband emission, low turn-on bias, high brightness, and high external quantum efficiency of electroluminescence, and have presented a good alternative to well-established technology of epitaxially grown III-V semiconducting alloys. Engineering of highly efficient perovskite light-emitting devices emitting green, red, and near-infrared light has been demonstrated in numerous reports and has faced no major fundamental limitations. On the contrary, the devices emitting blue light, in particular, based on 3D mixed-halide perovskites, suffer from electric field-induced phase separation (segregation). This crystal lattice defect-mediated phenomenon results in an undesirable color change of electroluminescence. Here we report a novel approach towards the suppression of the segregation in single-layer perovskite light-emitting electrochemical cells. Co-crystallization of direct band gap CsPb(Cl,Br)3 and indirect band gap Cs4Pb(Cl,Br)6 phases in the presence of poly(ethylene oxide) during a thin film deposition affords passivation of surface defect states and an increase in the density of photoexcited charge carriers in CsPb(Cl,Br)3 grains. Furthermore, the hexahalide phase prevents the dissociation of the emissive grains in the strong electric field during the device operation. Entirely resistant to 5.7 × 106 V·m1 electric field-driven segregation light-emitting electrochemical cell exhibits stable emission at wavelength 479 nm with maximum external quantum efficiency 0.7%, maximum brightness 47 cd·m2, and turn-on bias of 2.5 V. Full article
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Manipulation Technique for Precise Transfer of Single Perovskite Nanoparticles
by Filipp Komissarenko, George Zograf, Sergey Makarov, Mikhail Petrov and Ivan Mukhin
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(7), 1306; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10071306 - 03 Jul 2020
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In this article, we present the pick-and-place technique for the manipulation of single nanoparticles on non-conductive substrates using a tungsten tip irradiated by a focused electron beam from a scanning electron microscope. The developed technique allowed us to perform the precise transfer of [...] Read more.
In this article, we present the pick-and-place technique for the manipulation of single nanoparticles on non-conductive substrates using a tungsten tip irradiated by a focused electron beam from a scanning electron microscope. The developed technique allowed us to perform the precise transfer of single BaTiO3 nanoparticles from one substrate to another in order to carry out measurements of elastic light scattering as well as second harmonic generation. Also, we demonstrate a fabricated structure made by finely tuning the position of a BaTiO3 nanoparticle on top of a dielectric nanowaveguide deposited on a glass substrate. The presented technique is based on the electrostatic interaction between the sharp tungsten tip charged by the electron beam and the nanoscale object. A mechanism for nanoparticle transfer to a non-conductive substrate is proposed and the forces involved in the manipulation process are evaluated. The presented technique can be widely utilized for the fabrication of nanoscale structures on optically transparent non-conductive substrates, which presents a wide range of applications for nanophotonics. Full article
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