Significant interest has been gained during the last decade in the market for flexible optoelectronic technologies for wearable applications. Moreover, broad spectral response photodetectors are also needed for industrial applications such as chemical / biological sensing, image, large spectral switches and environmental monitoring. In this research, a novel SnS film based photodetector withbhigh performance and low cost was developed onto a flexible substrate polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The SnS nanostructured thin film was deposited using a Chemical Bath Deposition (CBD) method. The photo-detector exhibited a high sensitivity to a wide range of spectral response (UV-Vis-NIR); the sensitivity values of the device for wavelengths of 380, 530, 750 and 850 nm were found to be 107, 88, 174 and 216, respectively. Furthermore, the photoresponse properties were studied by illumination (850 nm) at various bias voltages and power densities of light. Under 850 nm illumination, the photodetector demonstrated a fast response time; the rise time and decay time were 0.17 and 0.052 sec, respectively. In these ranges, the present SnS photodetector is a competitive and promising device, as well as its non-toxic character and low cost.

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