Two-Dimensional CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Nanosheets for Ultrafast Pulsed Fiber Lasers

Pengfei Li, Yao Chen, Tieshan Yang, Ziyu Wang, Han Lin, Yanhua Xu, Lei Li, Haoran Mu, Bannur Nanjunda Shivananju, Yupeng Zhang, Qinglin Zhang, Anlian Pan, Shaojuan Li, Dingyuan Tang, Baohua Jia, Han Zhang, Qiaoliang Bao

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Even though the nonlinear optical effects of solution processed organic-inorganic perovskite films have been studied, the nonlinear optical properties in two-dimensional (2D) perovskites, especially their applications for ultrafast photonics, are largely unexplored. In comparison to bulk perovskite films, 2D perovskite nanosheets with small thicknesses of a few unit cells are more suitable for investigating the intrinsic nonlinear optical properties because bulk recombination of photocarriers and the nonlinear scattering are relatively small. In this research, we systematically investigated the nonlinear optical properties of 2D perovskite nanosheets derived from a combined solution process and vapor phase conversion method. It was found that 2D perovskite nanosheets have stronger saturable absorption properties with large modulation depth and very low saturation intensity compared with those of bulk perovskite films. Using an all dry transfer method, we constructed a new type of saturable absorber device based on single piece 2D perovskite nanosheet. Stable soliton state mode-locking was achieved, and ultrafast picosecond pulses were generated at 1064 nm. This work is likely to pave the way for ultrafast photonic and optoelectronic applications based on 2D perovskites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12759-12765
Number of pages7
JournalACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2017


  • 2D perovskite
  • mode-locking
  • nonlinear property
  • saturable absorbers
  • ultrafast pulse fiber lasers

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