Strong polarization dependent nonlinear excitation of a perovskite nanocrystal monolayer on a chiral dielectric nanoantenna array

Ilka Vinçon, Fedja J. Wendisch, Daniele De Gregorio, Stefanie D. Pritzl, Quinten A. Akkerman, Haoran Ren, Leonardo de S. Menezes, Stefan A. Maier, Jochen Feldmann

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With their unique optoelectronic properties, perovskite nanocrystals are highly advantageous semiconductor materials for tailored light applications including an interaction with circularly polarized light. Although chiral perovskite nanocrystals have been obtained by the adsorption of chiral molecules, their chiroptical response is still intrinsically weak. Alternatively, perovskites have been combined with artificial chiral surfaces demonstrating enhanced chiroptical responses. However, bulk perovskite films of considerable thickness were required, mitigating the perovskite’s photoluminescence efficiency and processability. Here we developed a hybrid system of a dielectric chiral nanoantenna array that was coated with a monolayer of cubic all-inorganic lead halide perovskite nanocrystals. By tuning the thickness of the perovskite film down to one monolayer of nanocrystals, we restricted the interactions exclusively to the near-field regime. The chiral surface built of z-shaped Si nanoantennas features pronounced chiral resonances in the visible to IR region. We demonstrate that the two-photon excited photoluminescence emission of the nanocrystals can be enhanced by up to one order of magnitude in this configuration. This emission increase is controllable by the choice of the excitation wavelength and polarization with an asymmetry in emission of up to 25% upon left and right circularly polarized illumination. Altogether, our findings demonstrate a pathway to an all-optical control and modulation of perovskite light emission via strong polarization sensitive light–matter interactions in the near-field, rendering this hybrid system interesting for sensing and display technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3506-3514
Number of pages9
JournalACS Photonics
Issue number11
Early online date17 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • chiral nanoantenna
  • chirality
  • dielectric metasurface
  • perovskite
  • polarization dependent excitation
  • two-photon excited photoluminescence


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