Journal of Electronic Materials

, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 2306–2315 | Cite as

Vis-Near-Infrared Photodetectors Based on Methyl Ammonium Lead Iodide Thin Films by Pulsed Laser Deposition

  • Nagabhushan Patel
  • Sandra Dias
  • S. B. Krupanidhi


Organic–inorganic hybrid perovskite materials are considered as promising candidates for emerging thin-film photodetectors. In this work, we discuss the application of the CH3NH3PbI3 thin films by pulsed laser deposition for photodetection applications. With this method, we obtained good perovskite film coverage on fluorine-doped tin oxide-coated substrates and observed wel- developed grains. The films showed no sign of degradation over several months of testing. We investigated the surface morphology and surface roughness of the films by field emission scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The optical response of the films was studied using ultraviolet–visible and photoluminescence spectroscopy. We carried out a study on the solar and infrared photodetection of CH3NH3PbI3 thin films. The values of the responsivity, sensitivity, external quantum efficiency and specific detectivity under 1 sun illumination and 0.7 V bias were 105.4 A/W, 1.9, 2.38 × 104% and 1.5 × 1012 Jones, respectively.


CH3NH3PbI3 solar infrared photodetection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nagabhushan Patel
    • 1
  • Sandra Dias
    • 1
  • S. B. Krupanidhi
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Research CentreIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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