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Author(s): Anastasiia V Sokolova
The optical response of the resonant dielectric nanoparticles can be modulated by their size, shape, and permittivity . In particular, the increase in size leads to a redshift of Mie resonances ; variation in particle shape allows for independent control of different modes , whereas free-charge carrier density plays an important role in determining the permittivity of dielectric materials, thus affecting their optical properties. Organic−Inorganic metal halide perovskites have recently emerged as attractive semiconductor materials for various optoelectronic applications, ranging from photovoltaic devices to light-emitting diodes . They can be easily processed from solution into different kinds of nanostructures and devices for all-dielectric nanophotonics . While the cited examples involved perovskites operating in the visible-to-NIR spectral range, to the best of our knowledge, resonant IR-emitting perovskite-based nanostructures whose Mie resonances are tunable via the control of free carrier density were not yet demonstrated. Moreover, there are obvious concerns about the presence of toxic lead as a component in most of the perovskite materials demonstrated above. Herein, we developed IR-active optical components based on lead-free MASnI3 (MA stands for CH3NH3) island-like structures that can support Mie-type resonances. By tuning the size of the perovskite islands in the film, we can tune the position of the Mie resonances, while retaining the absorption and photoluminescence (PL) bandgap of the material. By aligning the Mie resonance with the maximum of the PL emission, an enhancement of the latter is achieved. We found that free holes generated via partial self-doping of Sn4+ into MASnI3 perovskite lattice modulate permittivity of the perovskite films, which also contributes to the tunability of the Mie resonances.
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