2D group-VA fluorinated antimonene: synthesis and saturable absorption

Guangju Zhang, Xian Tang, Xing Fu, Weicheng Chen, Babar Shabbir, Han Zhang, Qiang Liu, Mali Gong

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A new derivative of antimonene named fluorinated antimonene was synthesized using the method of ionic liquid-assisted electrochemical exfoliation and synchronous fluorination. Passive Q-switched pulses were produced from a Nd:LuAG laser with fluorinated antimonene, having a pulse width of 326.7 ns and a repetition rate of 733.1 kHz demonstrating its potential application as a saturable absorber. Density functional theory calculations revealed that compared with pure antimonene with an indirect bandgap, fluorinated antimonene exhibits a direct bandgap modulated by the fluorination degree showing that fluorinated antimonene would be applied as optical devices beyond its application as a saturable absorber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1762-1769
Number of pages8
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2019

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Zhang, G., Tang, X., Fu, X., Chen, W., Shabbir, B., Zhang, H., Liu, Q., & Gong, M. (2019). 2D group-VA fluorinated antimonene: synthesis and saturable absorption. Nanoscale, 11(4), 1762-1769. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8nr07894g