Laser-triggered current gating based on photothermal effect in VO2 thin-film device using CO2 laser
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By incorporating a CO2 laser centered at ~ 10.6 μm, a laser-triggered current gating of up to 50 mA was demonstrated in a two-terminal planar device based on a vanadium dioxide (VO2) thin film grown by a pulsed laser deposition method. The laser-triggered current on/off gating was realized by controlling the beam power of the CO2 laser to excite the VO2 device. The transient responses of the laser-triggered currents were investigated when periodical laser pulses from the CO2 laser stimulated the VO2 device at a variety of pulse widths and repetition rates. A switching contrast between off- and on-state currents was calculated as ~ 12,195, and average rising and falling times were measured as ~ 37 and ~ 23 ms, respectively.
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (2016R1D1A1B03933263).