SF State research closes in on next-generation atom-thick photonic devices

Author: Kanaga Rajan
March 8, 2023
Professor Newaz and two students look at lab equipment
Photo Credit: Paul Asper

University researchers’ photodetector shows enhanced sensitivity and speed, possibly pointing the way to improved data communications, night vision and bioimaging.

From microscopes and cameras to night vision devices and optical fiber communications, photodetectors have a wide array of applications. Photodetectors capture and convert light into electrical signals but are often limited to detecting a narrow part of the wavelength spectrum. The materials used to make these devices often hamper efforts to make improved broadband nanoscale photodetectors.

Read the SF State News story.