Intermolecular charge transfer (CT) complexes have emerged as versatile platforms with customizable optical properties that play a pivotal role in achieving tunable photoresponsive materials. In this study, we introduce an innovative approach for enhancing the modulation bandwidth and net data rates in optical wireless communications (OWCs) by manipulating combinations of monomeric molecules within intermolecular CT complexes. Concurrently, we extensively investigate the intermolecular charge transfer mechanism through diverse steady-state and ultrafast time-resolved spectral techniques in the mid-infrared range complemented by theoretical calculations using density functional theory. These intermolecular CT complexes empower precise control over the −3 dB bandwidth and net data rates in OWC applications. The resulting color converters exhibit promising performance, achieving a net data rate of ∼100 Mb/s, outperforming conventional materials commonly used in the manufacture of OWC devices. This research underscores the substantial potential of engineering intermolecular charge transfer complexes as an ongoing progression and commercialization within the OWC. This carries profound implications for future initiatives in high-speed and secure data transmission, paving the way for promising endeavors in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2988-2994
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 21 2024

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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