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Title: Towards a Graphene-Based Low Intensity Photon Counting Photodetector.
Authors: Williams, Jamie O. D.
Alexander-Webber, J. A.
Lapington, Jon S.
Roy, Mervyn
Hutchinson, Ian B.
Sagade, A. A.
Martin, M-B.
Braeuninger-Weimer, P.
Cabrero-Vilatela, A.
Wang, R.
De Luca, A.
Udrea, F.
Hofmann, S.
First Published: 23-Aug-2016
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Sensors 2016, 16(9), 1351;
Abstract: Graphene is a highly promising material in the development of new photodetector technologies, in particular due its tunable optoelectronic properties, high mobilities and fast relaxation times coupled to its atomic thinness and other unique electrical, thermal and mechanical properties. Optoelectronic applications and graphene-based photodetector technology are still in their infancy, but with a range of device integration and manufacturing approaches emerging this field is progressing quickly. In this review we explore the potential of graphene in the context of existing single photon counting technologies by comparing their performance to simulations of graphene-based single photon counting and low photon intensity photodetection technologies operating in the visible, terahertz and X-ray energy regimes. We highlight the theoretical predictions and current graphene manufacturing processes for these detectors. We show initial experimental implementations and discuss the key challenges and next steps in the development of these technologies.
DOI Link: 10.3390/s16091351
ISSN: 1424-8220
eISSN: 1424-8220
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
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