Two-dimensional crystals: Managing light for optoelectronics

Goki Eda, Stefan A. Maier

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Semiconducting two-dimensional (2D) crystals such as MoS2 and WSe2 exhibit unusual optical properties that can be exploited for novel optoelectronics ranging from flexible photovoltaic cells to harmonic generation and electro-optical modulation devices. Rapid progress of the field, particularly in the growth area, is beginning to enable ways to implement 2D crystals into devices with tailored functionalities. For practical device performance, a key challenge is to maximize light-matter interactions in the material, which is inherently weak due to its atomically thin nature. Light management around the 2D layers with the use of plasmonic nanostructures can provide a compelling solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5660-5665
Number of pages6
JournalACS Nano
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

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