1st Edition

2D Materials for Infrared and Terahertz Detectors

By Antoni Rogalski Copyright 2021
    264 Pages 13 Color & 138 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    264 Pages 13 Color & 138 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    264 Pages 13 Color & 138 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    2D Materials for Infrared and Terahertz Detectors provides an overview of the performance of emerging detector materials, while also offering, for the first time, a comparison with traditional materials used in the fabrication of infrared and terahertz detectors.

    Since the discovery of graphene, its applications to electronic and optoelectronic devices have been intensively researched. The extraordinary electronic and optical properties allow graphene and other 2D materials to be promising candidates for infrared (IR) and terahertz (THz) photodetectors, and yet it appears that the development of new detectors using these materials is still secondary to those using traditional materials.

    This book explores this phenomenon, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using 2D materials. Special attention is directed toward the identification of the most-effective hybrid 2D materials in infrared and terahertz detectors, as well as future trends. Written by one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of IR optoelectronics, this book will be a must-read for researchers and graduate students in photodetectors and related fields.


    • Offers a comprehensive overview of the different types of 2D materials used in fabrication of IR and THz detectors, and includes their advantages/disadvantages

    • The first book to compare new detectors to a wide family of common, commercially available detectors that use traditional materials.

    Chapter 1 ◾ Introduction

    Chapter 2 ◾ Infrared Detector Characterization

    Chapter 3 ◾ Fundamental Detector Performance Limits

    Chapter 4 ◾ Focal Plane Arrays

    Chapter 5 ◾ Relevant Properties of Graphene

    and Related 2D Materials

    Chapter 6 ◾ Graphene-Based Detectors

    Chapter 7 ◾ Related 2D-Material Detectors

    Chapter 8 ◾ Colloidal Quantum Dot Infrared Detectors


    Antoni Rogalski is a professor at the Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland. He is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of infrared (IR) optoelectronics. He has made pioneering contributions in the area of theory, design and technology of different types of IR detectors. In 1997, he received an award from the Foundation for Polish Science, the most prestigious scientific award in Poland, for achievements in the study of ternary alloy systems for infrared detectors. His monumental monograph Infrared and Terahertz Detectors (three editions published by Taylor and Francis), was translated on Russian and Chinese languages. In 2013 he was elected as an Ordinary Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a member of the Central Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles. From beginning of 2015 he is performing the deanship of the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and from 2016 – a member of group for affairs awards of Prime Minister.

    Professor Rogalski is a fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), vice president of the Polish Optoelectronic Committee, editor-in-chief of the journal Opto-Electronics Review (1997-2015), deputy editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences (2003-present), and a member of the editorial boards of several international journals. He is an active member of the international technical community - a chair and co-chair, organizer and member of scientific committees of many national and international conferences on optoelectronic devices and material sciences.