High Speed and Stable Solution-Processed Triple Cation Perovskite Photodetectors

Ting Zhang, Jiang Wu, Peng Zhang, Waseem Ahmad, Yafei Wang, Mahdi Alqahtani, Hao Chen, Chunming Gao, Zhi David Chen, Zhiming Wang, Shibin Li

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Photodetectors, which can convert light signals into electrical signals, are important opto-electronic devices in imaging, optical communication, biomedical/biological sensing, and so on. Here a solution-processed photodetector based on the triple cation perovskite is demonstrated. The perovskite photodetectors show a high detectivity, high speed, as well as excellent environmental stability. Operating at a low voltage bias of 2 V, the photodetectors exhibit a large on/off ratio of 105, high specific detectivity of ≈1013 Jones, and a fast photoresponse with 3 dB bandwidth up to 0.82 MHz. Further analysis demonstrates that such performance originates from the modulated Schottky barrier height by illumination. The barrier suppresses dark current without any illumination, but it can be effectively lowered under illumination, thus resulting in a more efficient charge extraction and collection. The results demonstrate a great potential of triple cation perovskite in photodetection and provide a route to achieve high performance devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1701341
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 4 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos. 61421002, 61474015, 61574029, 61471085, and 61371046. This work was also partially supported by University of Kentucky.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim


  • Schottky barrier
  • environmental stability
  • photoresponse properties
  • triple cation perovskite photodetectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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