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Increasing quantum light extraction from TMDC's

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Publication date22/03/2016
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Much of the recent explosion of research into 2D semiconductor materials has focused on direct bandgap materials such as monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), which show great promise in optoelectronic devices such as ultra-thin LEDs [1, 2]. Extraction of light out of these structures can be enhanced in the near field through the integration of these monolayers into waveguides, cavities, or photonic crystals [3]; however these methods are not ideal as they require costly and time consuming processing. Furthermore none of these methods allow you to observe the light directly, therefore are unhelpful in certain applications, such as quantum unique devices [4].
The research we present demonstrates a solution to this problem by encapsulating a range of two-dimensional materials in Solid Immersion Lenses (SILs), dynamically-shaped from UV cure epoxy. We show that the advantages of using SILs formed in this way are numerous, with the most prominent being they can be deterministically placed and directly tuned, to ensure the extraction efficiency is maximised. We will also present detailed photoluminescence maps showing how the reduction of laser spot size caused by focusing through a SIL can allow for very detailed mapping of WSe2 multilayer structures.