The researchers and the scientists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) stated in a report that treating an ordinary low bandwidth photo detector camera with Ultraviolet light rays can ultimately turn the same device into a high bandwidth one. The scientists of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology were able to discover this together with their colleagues from China and Saudi Arabia.
Ever felt like having something that could brighten up your old camera a bit so that it becomes more picture perfect, so that you don’t have to spend more on buying a new one?
Well treating the photo detectors present in your camera devices whether in your Smartphone or a professional camera with Ultraviolet light can help you in improving the efficiency of your cameras.
According to the researchers at MIPT, Ultraviolet light helps the cameras in performing better. They with their colleagues from China and Saudi Arabia ound out that treating an ordinary low bandwidth photo detector camera with Ultraviolet light rays can ultimately turn the same device into a high bandwidth one.
This might sound crazy but scientifically it has been proven by them. To prove this the researchers conducted an experiment in which they exposed a polymer-based photo detector incorporating zinc oxide (ZnO) nano particles to constant Ultraviolet light for around 30 seconds. To their shock they found out that they have “developed” a high-performance photo detector from the same photo detector by just passing UV rays through it.
The result was so much shocking as they found out that the new photo detectors consisted of a much broader spectral response and a maximum External Quantum Efficiency (EQE) of around 140,000 percent which is a lot more than the 30 percent of the same photo detector without the UV rays test being done on it.
The researchers stated, “You can thus convert a polymer-based photo detector into a highly sensitive broadband device. The process itself is quick, cheap and efficient, which is important for practical applications.”
It is more than sufficient if all the photo detectors are passed through UV rays during the time of their manufacturing period to boost their performance.