In the past few years remarkable interest has been kindled by the development of nonclassical light sources and, in particular, of single-photon emitters (SPE), which represent fundamental building blocks for optical quantum technology. In this Letter, we analyze the stability and electronic properties of an InSe monolayer with point defects with the aim of demonstrating its applicability as an SPE. The presence of deep defect states within the InSe band gap is verified when considering substitutional defects with atoms belonging to group IV, V, and VI. In particular, the optical properties of Ge as substitution impurity of Se predicted by solving the Bethe-Salpeter equation on top of the GW corrected electronic states show that transitions between the valence band maximum and the defect state are responsible for the absorption and spontaneous emission processes, so that the latter results in a strongly peaked spectrum in the near-infrared. These properties, together with a high localization of the involved electronic states, appear encouraging in the quest for novel SPE materials.
Point Defects in Two-Dimensional Indium Selenide as Tunable Single-Photon Sources / Salomone, M.; Re Fiorentin, M.; Cicero, G.; Risplendi, F.. - In: THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS. - ISSN 1948-7185. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:45(2021), pp. 10947-10952. [10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c02912]
|Titolo:||Point Defects in Two-Dimensional Indium Selenide as Tunable Single-Photon Sources|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c02912|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|