Advanced Materials

Electrically Tunable Optical Switching of a Mott Insulator–Band Insulator Interface

Authors

  • A. Rastogi,

    1. Condensed Matter – Low Dimensional Systems Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur – 208016 (India)
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  • A. K. Kushwaha,

    1. Condensed Matter – Low Dimensional Systems Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur – 208016 (India)
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  • T. Shiyani,

    1. Condensed Matter – Low Dimensional Systems Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur – 208016 (India)
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  • A. Gangawar,

    1. Condensed Matter – Low Dimensional Systems Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur – 208016 (India)
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  • R. C. Budhani

    Corresponding author
    1. Condensed Matter – Low Dimensional Systems Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur – 208016 (India)
    2. National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K. S. Krishnan Road, New Delhi – 110012 (India)
    • Condensed Matter – Low Dimensional Systems Laboratory, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur – 208016 (India).
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Abstract

The electrical conductivity of the two-dimensional (2D) electron gas at the interface of epitaxially grown ultrathin films of LaTiO3 on SrTiO3 shows a large gain upon near-UV excitation. The gain in conductivity can be turned on or off by the application of a gate voltage of correct polarity. This feature of the 2D gas should allow realization of optoelectronic devices whose functionality can be enhanced by sequential application of an electric field and light.

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