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Title: Enhanced emissive and lasing characteristics of nano-crystalline MAPbBr 3 films grown via anti-solvent precipitation

Here, control of the nano-scale crystal size distribution in films of organic-inorganic lead-tri-bromide perovskites is achieved through a recently reported solution-based, anti-solvent treatment method [H. Cho et al., Science 350, 1222 (2015)]. The treated films are shown to be high quality, optically smooth with excellent emissive and optical gain properties including higher photoluminescence yield and reduced threshold for laser action. The improved lasing is shown to originate from a synergistic combination of a reduction in waveguide losses and a decrease in the non-radiative decay rate of the excited state population, compared to untreated films. The net gain is increased by a factor of two upon anti-solvent treatment and reaches a respectable value of ≈300 cm ~1.
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  1. Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0014579; RA 9550-14-1-0037; DMR-1121252
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; photoluminescence; excited states; optical properties; spontaneous emission; multiphoton processes; excitons; absorption spectroscopy; optical amplifiers; dielectric oxides; absorption spectra
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1328514