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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 317–319

Solar blind photoconductivity in three-terminal devices of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures

A. Rastogi and R. C. Budhani  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 317-319 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000317


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Abstract

We report observations of photoconductivity in ultrathin films of LaAlO3 grown on (001) SrTiO3 at several deposition temperatures. The films show pronounced metallic behavior in the dark. The conductance of this metallic state can be enhanced by ultraviolet light (350–400 nm) of a few μW/cm2 intensity. The decay of the photoconducting state follows stretched exponential dynamics, which can be accelerated or slowed down on the application of gate voltage, thus imparting a novel functionality to the system.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(310.6870) Thin films : Thin films, other properties

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2011
Published: January 19, 2012

Citation
A. Rastogi and R. C. Budhani, "Solar blind photoconductivity in three-terminal devices of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures," Opt. Lett. 37, 317-319 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-3-317


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