Solution-Processed Low Threshold Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers from All-Inorganic Perovskite Nanocrystals
Date of Issue2017
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies
Recently, newly engineered all-inorganic cesium lead halide perovskite nanocrystals (IPNCs) (CsPbX3, X = Cl, Br, I) are discovered to possess superior optical gain properties appealing for solution-processed cost-effective lasers. Yet, the potential of such materials has not been exploited for practical laser devices, rendering the prospect as laser media elusive. Herein, the challenging but practically desirable vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) based on the CsPbX3 IPNCs, featuring low threshold (9 µJ cm−2), directional output (beam divergence of ≈3.6°), and favorable stability, are realized for the first time. Notably, the lasing wavelength can be tuned across the red, green, and blue region maintaining comparable thresholds, which is promising in developing single-source-pumped full-color visible lasers. It is fully demonstrated that the characteristics of the VCSELs can be versatilely engineered by independent adjustment of the cavity and solution-processable nanocrystals. The results unambiguously reveal the feasibility of the emerging CsPbX3 IPNCs as practical laser media and represent a significant leap toward CsPbX3 IPNC-based laser devices.
Advanced Functional Materials
© 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Advanced Functional Materials, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201605088].