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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21552–21557

Significant infrared lateral photovoltaic effect in Mn-doped ZnO diluted magnetic semiconducting film

Jing Lu and Hui Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21552-21557 (2012)

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Mn-doped ZnO has attracted considerable attention as an important kind of diluted magnetic semiconductors (DMSs). Here we report a new finding of lateral photovoltaic effect (LPE) in Mn-doped ZnO thin film based on DMS/SiO2/Si structure. Remarkably the induced LPE laser can be extended to infrared region in Mn-doped ZnO film. Besides we studied the dependence of the lateral photovoltage (LPV) position sensitivity on the laser wavelength and optical power by modulating the two factors and give a complete theoretical analysis. The LPE observation adds a significant new functionality to this DMS material and suggests Mn-doped ZnO a potential candidate for versatile devices.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Solar Energy

Original Manuscript: June 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2012
Published: September 5, 2012

Jing Lu and Hui Wang, "Significant infrared lateral photovoltaic effect in Mn-doped ZnO diluted magnetic semiconducting film," Opt. Express 20, 21552-21557 (2012)

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