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Title: Graphene as a novel single photon counting optical and IR photodetector
Authors: Williams, J. O. D.
Lapington, J. S.
Roy, M.
Hutchinson, I. B.
First Published: 2015
Presented at: Graphene-based Technologies 2015, London, UK
Start Date: 20-Feb-2015
End Date: 20-Feb-2015
Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Citation: Graphene-Based Technologies, 2015 page 02 (5 .)
Abstract: Bilayer graphene has many unique optoelectronic properties [1], including a tuneable band gap, that make it possible to develop new and more efficient optical and nanoelectronic devices. We have developed a Monte Carlo simulation for a single photon counting photodetector incorporating bilayer graphene. Our results show that, conceptually it would be feasible to manufacture a single photon counting photodetector (with colour sensitivity) from bilayer graphene for use across both optical and infrared wavelengths. Our concept exploits the high carrier mobility and tuneable band gap associated with a bilayer graphene approach. This allows for low noise operation over a range of cryogenic temperatures, thereby reducing the cost of cryogens with a trade off between resolution and operating temperature. The results from this theoretical study now enable us to progress onto the manufacture of prototype photon counters at optical and IR wavelengths that may have the potential to be groundbreaking in some scientific research applications.
DOI Link: 10.1049/ic.2015.0002
ISBN: 978-1-78561-071-4
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers & Presentations, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

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