We demonstrate an enhancement of infrared light harvesting of inorganic PbS nanocrystal photovoltaic and photodetector devices based on the transparent graphene electrode. Due to high infrared transparency of the graphene electrode with respect to indium tin oxide (ITO), the infrared photoresponse of the graphene-based device is superior to the ITO-based counterpart, in spite of a higher sheet resistance of the graphene electrode. The outstanding infrared characteristics of the devices based on the graphene electrode make it a promising candidate for infrared optoelectronic applications such as solar cells, imaging and sensing, or optical communication.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)