Low-Threshold Amplified Spontaneous Emission from Air-Stable CsPbBr3 Perovskite Films Containing Trace Amounts of Polyethylene Oxide

Kun Tian, Yannan Lu, Ruqing Liu, Xian Jun Loh, David James Young

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Organic additives can enhance the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) performance of inorganic cesium lead halide perovskites (CsPbBr3) but volatility, potential hygroscopicity and oxidative degradation of these additives jeopardizes the thermal stability and shelf-life of blended CsPbBr3 films. To address this problem, we have fabricated perovskite films in a two-step solution protocol involving as little added polyethylene oxide (PEO) as possible. These films exhibited enhanced crystallization, improved photoluminescence (PL) intensity and prolonged lifetimes. Their hierarchical morphology and surface passivation lowered the ASE threshold from 278 to 176 μЈ/cm2 under one-photon nanosecond laser excitation. The proportion of added PEO was 0.3 wt% and was subsequently almost fully removed, thereby reducing its adverse influence on the stability of resulting films under continuous pulsed laser excitation. Stable ASE spectra could be stimulated after storage in air for 10 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1537-1543
Number of pages7
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


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