Alloyed Heterostructures of CdSexS1-x Nanoplatelets with Highly Tunable Optical Gain Performance

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Kelestemur Y., Dede D., Gungor K., Usanmaz C. F., Erdem O., Demir H. V.

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, vol.29, no.11, pp.4857-4865, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b00829
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4857-4865
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Here, we designed and synthesized alloyed heterostructures of CdSexS1-x nanoplatelets (NPLs) using CdS coating in the lateral and vertical directions for the achievement of highly tunable optical gain performance. By using homogeneously alloyed CdSexS1-x core NPLs as a seed, we prepared CdSexS1-x/CdS core/crown NPLs, where CdS crown region is extended only in the lateral direction. With the sidewall passivation around inner CdSexS1-x cores) we achieved enhanced photoluminescence quantum yield (PL-QY) (reaching 60%), together-with increased absorption cross-section and improved stability without changing the emission Spectrum of CdSexS1-x, alloyed core NPLs. In addition, we further extended the spectral tunability of these solution-processed NPLs with the synthesis of CdSexS1-x/CdS core/shell NPLs. Depending on the sulfur composition of the CdSexS1-x, core and thickness of the CdS shell, CdSexS1-x/CdS core/shell NPLs possessed highly tunable emission characteristics within the spectral range of 560-650 nm. Finally, we studied the optical gain performances of different heterostructures of CdSexS1-x, alloyed NPLs offering great advantages, including reduced reabsorption and spectrally tunable optical gain range. Despite their decreased PL-QY and reduced absorption cross-section upon increasing the sulfur composition, CdSexS1-x based NPLs exhibit highly tunable amplified spontaneous emission performance together with low gain thresholds down to similar to 53 mu J/cm(2).