Perovskite nanophotonics

Nanostructured organic-inorganic materials for the applications in optoelectronics and photovoltaics.


Our aim is to develop a new platform for advanced nanophotonics devices. Halide perovskites demonstrate unique optical properties: high refractive index, and excitons at room temperature and high quantum yield of luminescence, that makes them very attractive for all-dielectric resonant nanophotonics.


1. Perovskite nanowire lasers


Inorganic cesium lead halide perovskite lasers with a broad spectral range of stimulated emission at room temperature and low laser generation threshold have become powerful tools for the cutting-edge applications in the optoelectronics and nanophotonics such as photonic integrated circuits, photonic chips or optical sensors.

A  novel approach to fabricate high-quality CsPbBr3 nanolasers by rapid precipitation from dimethyl sulfoxide solution sprayed onto hydrophobic substrates at ambient conditions was designed being the fastest method to the best of our knowledge. Nanolasers obtained exhibit pronounced stimulated emission above several mkJ cm-2 excitation threshold with quality factor Q~=~1000-6000. Such a high performance is assumed to be related to their monocrystalline structure, low concentration of defect states, and improved end facet reflectivity.


1. Anatoly P Pushkarev, Viacheslav I Korolev, Daria I Markina, Filipp E Komissarenko, Arnas Naujokaitis, Audrius Drabavicius, Vidas Pakstas, Marius Franckevicius, Soslan A Khubezhov, Denis A Sannikov, Anton V Zasedatelev, Pavlos G Lagoudakis, Anvar A Zakhidov, Sergey V Makarov, "A Few-Minute Synthesis of CsPbBr3 Nanolasers with a High Quality Factor by Spraying at Ambient Conditions" ACS applied materials & interfaces 11 (1), 1040-1048 (2018) 

2. Markina, D. I., Tiguntseva, E. Y., Pushkarev, A. P., Samsonov, M. A., Vengris, M., Munkhbat, B., ... & Makarov, S. V. (2020). Photophysical properties of halide perovskite CsPb (Br1-xIx) 3 thin films and nanowires. Journal of Luminescence, 220, 116985.

3. Markina, D. I., Pushkarev, A. P., Shishkin, I. I., Komissarenko, F. E., Berestennikov, A. S., Pavluchenko, A. S., ... & Makarov, S. V. (2020). Perovskite nanowire lasers on low-refractive-index conductive substrate for high-Q and low-threshold operation. Nanophotonics, 1.

4. Trofimov, P., Pushkarev, A. P., Sinev, I. S., Fedorov, V. V., Bruyère, S., Bolshakov, A., ... & Makarov, S. V. (2020). Perovskite–gallium phosphide platform for reconfigurable visible-light nanophotonic chip. ACS nano, 14(7), 8126-8134.

5. Polushkin, A. S., Tiguntseva, E. Y., Pushkarev, A. P., & Makarov, S. V. (2020). Single-particle perovskite lasers: from material properties to cavity design. Nanophotonics, 9(3), 599-610.





2. Perovskite resonant nanoparticles

The laboratory is engaged in the enhancement of various effects in perovskites by creating nanostructures that support Mie resonances. One of these effects is optical cooling, which has been demonstrated in halide perovskites. Our studies have shown the possibility of enhancing this effect by creating a Mie-resonant nanoparticle.

1. Tonkaev P.A., Zograf G.P., Makarov S.V. Optical cooling of lead halide perovskite nanoparticles enhanced by Mie resonances//Nanoscale, 2019, Vol. 11, No. 38, pp. 17800-17806

2. Tiguntseva, E. Y., Zograf, G. P., Komissarenko, F. E., Zuev, D. A., Zakhidov, A. A., Makarov, S. V., & Kivshar, Y. S. (2018). Light-emitting halide perovskite nanoantennas. Nano Letters, 18(2), 1185-1190.

3. Tiguntseva, E. Y., Baranov, D. G., Pushkarev, A. P., Munkhbat, B., Komissarenko, F., Franckevicius, M., ... & Makarov, S. V. (2018). Tunable hybrid Fano resonances in halide perovskite nanoparticles. Nano letters, 18(9), 5522-5529.

4. Tiguntseva, E., Koshelev, K., Furasova, A., Tonkaev, P., Mikhailovskii, V., Ushakova, E. V., ... & Makarov, S. V. (2020). Room-Temperature Lasing from Mie-Resonant Non-Plasmonic Nanoparticles. ACS Nano.

5. Makarov, S., Furasova, A., Tiguntseva, E., Hemmetter, A., Berestennikov, A., Pushkarev, A., ... & Kivshar, Y. (2019). Halide?Perovskite Resonant Nanophotonics. Advanced optical materials, 7(1), 1800784.

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3. Nonlinear optical properties in resonant perovskite structures

Perovskites are promising materials for the implementation of resonant optical structures based on nonlinear optical effects, such as multiphoton absorption, second harmonic generation, ultrafast optics, etc. Moreover, some perovskites exhibit large Rabi splitting, which makes it possible to realize strong and weak coupling at room temperature. This coupling can enhance nonlinear effects by several orders of magnitude, which makes this material even more promising for use in this area.

To realize strong coupling in perovskites we are investigating resonant lattice structures in our laboratory using nanoimprint and lithography methods. These structures, in contrast to popular geometries with Bragg resonators, are more compact and less expensive. Optical modes realized in such a structure can be associated with exciton modes, and this connection is being investigated in our laboratory now. Moreover, in further studies, it is planned to implement similar structures in planar geometry with elements for input and output couplers of radiation, which is more promising for further use in optical chips.


4. Creation and research of nanostructured organic-inorganic materials for problems of optoelectronics and photovoltaics.

One of the directions is femtosecond projection lithography for high-performing non-destructive nano- and microstructuring of perovskite films. The irradiation of the film by a short laser pulse makes it possible to influence on the defects and morphology of the films. This effect can improve the optoelectric properties of the material and can be used to create more efficient devices.


1. Zhizhchenko A.Y., Tonkaev P.A., Gets D., Larin A.O., Zuev D.A., Starikov S.V., Pustovalov E.V., Zakharenko A.M., Kulinich S.A., Juodkazis S., Kuchmizhak A.A., Makarov S.V. Light-Emitting Nanophotonic Designs Enabled by Ultrafast Laser Processing of Halide Perovskites//Small, 2020, Vol. 16, No. 19, pp. 2000410

2. Tonkaev P.A., Zhizhchenko A.Y., Gets D.S., Larin A.O., Zuev D.A., Zakharenko A., Kuchmizhak A., Makarov S.V. Defects and morphology contribution to photoluminescence of CH3NH3PbI3 nanostructured by femtosecond laser pulses//Solid State Phenomena, 2020, Vol. 312, pp. 179-184

3. Multifold emission enhancement in nanoimprinted hybrid perovskite metasurfaces" SV Makarov, V Milichko, EV Ushakova, M Omelyanovich, AC Pasaran, R Haroldson, B Balachandran, H Wang, W Hu, Yu S Kivshar, AA Zakhidov ACS Photonics 4 (4), 728-735 (2017) 

4. Resonant silicon nanoparticles for enhancement of light absorption and photoluminescence from hybrid perovskite films and metasurfaces" E Tiguntseva, A Chebykin, A Ishteev, R Haroldson, B Balachandran, E Ushakova, F Komissarenko, H Wang, V Milichko, A Tsypkin, D Zuev, W Hu, S Makarov, A Zakhidov Nanoscale 9, 12486-1249


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