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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 6974–6979

Fast visible light photoelectric switch based on ultralong single crystalline V2O5 nanobelt

Jianing Lu, Ming Hu, Ye Tian, Chuanfei Guo, Chuang Wang, Shengming Guo, and Qian Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 6974-6979 (2012)

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A photoelectric switch with fast response to visible light (<200μs), suitable photosensitivity and excellent repeatability is proposed based on the ultralong single crystalline V2O5 nanobelt, which are synthesized by chemical vapor deposition and its photoconductive mechanism can well be explained by small polaron hopping theory. Our results reveal that the switch has a great potential in next generation photodetectors and light-wave communications.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5150) Detectors : Photoconductivity
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching

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Original Manuscript: December 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2012
Published: March 12, 2012

Jianing Lu, Ming Hu, Ye Tian, Chuanfei Guo, Chuang Wang, Shengming Guo, and Qian Liu, "Fast visible light photoelectric switch based on ultralong single crystalline V2O5 nanobelt," Opt. Express 20, 6974-6979 (2012)

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