Near-infrared laser-driven polymer photovoltaic devices and their biomedical applications
We demonstrate near-infrared laser-driven (NIRLD) organic photovoltaic devices (OPVs), which can directly convert 980 nm light into electrical power. We attribute the NIR photovoltaic response to the long-wavelength absorption of charge transfer (CT) states. Direct excitation through CT states might open up new avenues for harvesting the long-wavelength spectrum of solar irradiation. Further, because of the high transparency of biological tissue toward 980 nm light, these NIRLD OPVs might be a promising wireless electrical source for biological nanodevices.