Ga2O3layers were grown on c-sapphire substrates by pulsed laser deposition. Optical transmission spectra were coherent with a bandgap engineering from 4.9 to 6.2 eV controlled via the growth conditions. X-ray diffraction revealed that the films were mainly β-Ga2O3(monoclinic) with strong (-201) orientation. Metal-Semiconductor-Metal photodetectors based on gold/nickel Inter- Digitated-Transducer structures were fabricated by single-step negative photolithography. 240 nm peak response sensors gave over 2 orders-of-magnitude of separation between dark and light signal with state-of-the-art solar and visible rejection ratios ((I240 : I290) of > 3 x 105 and (I240 : I400) of > 2 x 106) and dark signals of <50 pA (at a bias of -5V). Spectral responsivities showed an exceptionally narrow linewidth (16.5 nm) and peak values exhibited a slightly superlinear increase with applied bias up to a value of 6.5 A/W (i.e. a quantum efficiency of > 3000%) at 20V bias.