Non-fullerene-based organic photodetectors for infrared communication

Maxime Babics, Helen Bristow, Weimin Zhang, Andrew Wadsworth, Marios Neophytou, Nicola Gasparini, Iain McCulloch

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Benefiting from the progress of organic solar cells (OSCs), organic photodetectors (OPDs), devices that convert a light signal into an electrical signal, have shown in parallel rapid improvement.1–3 OPDs have potential be used for a wide range of application such as imaging,4–7 artificial vision,8,9 wearable electronics,10,11 medical monitoring12 or light communication.13 Historically the development of OPDs has largely focused on detection of visible light, however, the research effort has recently moved towards IR light with applications in biomedical monitoring, imaging or communication.11,14,15 Even though IR OPDs were successfully implemented in the ubiquitous photoplethysmogram sensors,14,16 other examples of real-life applications have been very limited.11,17 To demonstrate the potential of organic materials for IR detection, it is essential to incorporate them on other technologies, IR communication being one of them.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
StatePublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-02-08
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2018-CARF/CCF-3079
Acknowledgements: The research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Office of
Sponsored Research (OSR) under awards no. OSR-2018-CARF/CCF-3079, no. OSR-2015-CRG4-2572 and OSR -4106 CPF2019. We
acknowledge EC FP7 Project SC2 (610115), EC H2020 (643791), and EPSRC Projects EP/G037515/1, EP/M005143/1, and EP/L016702/1.


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