Opto-Electronic Science
Xiangang Luo
Wenfeng Sun, Xinke Wang, and Yan Zhang

Interest of the research in terahertz (THz) wave has been strongly motivated by its wide applications in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering. Developing efficient and reliable THz source is of uttermost priority in these researches. Numerous attempts have been made in fulfilling the THz generation. Greatly benefited from the progress of the ultrafast pulses, the laser-induced-plasma is one of the auspicious tools to provide desirable THz waves, owing to its superiorities in high power threshold, intense THz signal, and ultrawide THz spectrum. This paper reviews the physics and progress of the THz generation from the laser-induced plasmas, which are produced by gas, liquid, and solid. The characteristics of the emitted THz waves are also included. There are many complicated physical processes involved in the interactions of laser-plasma, making various laser-plasma scenarios in the THz generations. In view of this, we will only focus on the THz generation classified by physical mechanisms. Finally, we discuss a perspective on the future of THz generation from the laser-induced plasma, as well as its involved challenges.

Jul. 28, 2022
  • Vol. 1 Issue 8 220003 (2022)
  • Ahmed Elbanna, Ksenia Chaykun, Yulia Lekina, Yuanda Liu, Benny Febriansyah, Shuzhou Li, Jisheng Pan, Ze Xiang Shen, and Jinghua Teng

    Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and perovskites are among the most attractive and widely investigated semiconductors in the recent decade. They are promising materials for various applications, such as photodetection, solar energy harvesting, light emission, and many others. Combining these materials to form heterostructures can enrich the already fascinating properties and bring up new phenomena and opportunities. Work in this field is growing rapidly in both fundamental studies and device applications. Here, we review the recent findings in the perovskite-TMD heterostructures and give our perspectives on the future development of this promising field. The fundamental properties of the perovskites, TMDs, and their heterostructures are discussed first, followed by a summary of the synthesis methods of the perovskites and TMDs and the approaches to obtain high-quality interfaces. Particular attention is paid to the TMD-perovskite heterostructures that have been applied in solar cells and photodetectors with notable performance improvement. Finally through our analysis, we propose an outline on further fundamental studies and the promising applications of perovskite-TMD heterostructures.

    Jul. 28, 2022
  • Vol. 1 Issue 8 220006 (2022)
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