High-speed colour-converting photodetector work selected as outstanding paper by Light: Science & Applications in 2020

High-speed colour-converting photodetector work selected as outstanding paper by Light: Science & Applications in 2020

7/7/2021
KAUST professors Boon Ooi and Osman Bakr and their respective research groups and collaborators (Chun Hong Kang, Ibrahim Dursun, Guangyu Liu, Lutfan Sinatra, Xiaobin Sun, Meiwei Kong, Jun Pan, Partha Maity, Ee-Ning Ooi, Tien Khee Ng, Omar F. Mohammed) have recently had their collaborative research recognized by one of the major journals for optics and photonics, Light: Science & Applications (LSA). The teams’ paper— titled "High-speed color-converting photodetector with all-inorganic CsPbBr3 perovskite nanocrystals for ultraviolet light communication—" was awarded as an “Outstanding Paper of Light: Science & Applications in 2020.”

LSA, a publication of Nature Publishing Group, seeks to promote research from all aspects of optics and photonics, including basic, applied, and engineering research and applications. It primarily publishes new research results in innovative and emerging topics in optics and photonics and covers traditional topics in optical engineering.

The paper demonstrates a practical technology for making high-speed photoreceiver for solar-blind UVC communication. This record-breaking data rate photoreceiver is achieved by integrating a high-speed perovskite-based phosphor and a cost-effective, off-the-shelf silicon-based photodetector.