UV to NIR tunable photodetector using Bi2Te2Se/n-GaN heterojunction

Gyanendra Kumar Maurya, Faizan Ahmad, Kavindra Kandpal, Rachana Kumar, Mahesh Kumar, Pramod Kumar, Akhilesh Tiwari

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This study reports Bi2Te2Se/n-GaN topological insulator / semiconductor heterojunction fabrication where, Bi2Te2Se was thermally evaporated over n-type GaN substrates. X-ray diffraction confirms the poly-crystalline Bi2Te2Se film and Hall measurement confirmed it to be n-type. Optical study of the film was performed by Raman analysis and ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy. Bi2Te2Se/n-GaN heterojunction showed good p-n heterojunction diode characteristics with excellent broadband photodetection capabilities. The devices showed photoresponse ranging from near-ultraviolet (UV) to near-infrared (NIR) regions in both the quadrants. Bi2Te2Se/n-GaN heterojunction showed excellent responsivity and detectivity at the NIR range (700 nm) which corresponds to the absorption due to Bi2Te2Se TI film. The Capacitance-Voltage (C − V), Capacitance-frequency (C − f) and conductance/radial frequency-radial frequency (Gp/ω-ω) plots were studied for the interface traps across the junction to quantify the traps and to find the carrier trap time which is well supported by ultrafast dynamics. The study gives an important perspective for the next-generation topological insulator-GaN based heterojunction optoelectronics devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102152
JournalSurfaces and Interfaces
StatePublished - Aug 2022
Externally publishedYes

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  • Detectivity
  • Electronic devices
  • Heterojunction
  • Photodetection
  • Responsivity
  • Surfaces and interfaces
  • Topological insulators
  • Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy


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