Not that way--sorry you took it that way.Encap, man. I dont know if i pissed you off at some point, or what. If i did, im sorry. I posted to the forum for help. I understand the premise of this idea is out there, but the ridicule you're giving me is unreal. I'm not lazy. I have been googling this specific topic for a few weeks now. I have been on this specific project, on and off for 2 years.
This site used to be so much more. I understand there's kids on here now, noobies coming in and not even making an attempt at looking through the forum. But, damn, you know. This is a pretty out there question.I asked for help. If you dont have an answer for me, dont reply. Thats fine to do.
You said in post 3# "Yes, i knew it would come up, and you're all going to laugh. I want to use them as solar panels of sorts for a wearable."
LPF is a laser forum primarily and you question was not about laser technology--so I asked a few questions that didn't "ridicule" any more than you had done yourself already. I asked, as did several others, to try to get some info on what you actually want to do which you didn't want to reveal for whatever reasons unknown.
I did put a few links for you to try and help and to point out there are thousands of suppiers that can be easily found on google which I thnk is a normal comment---you had not indicated any seaching except on Alibaba. So my "lazy" comment--what else would anyone think?
I did make the comment about what you want not being available to try and point out the a realistic approach of using what is available might be better. If you have been working on this for 2 years, searching for weeks, and still nothing with nothing is still nothing, "what have you been working with?" is the maybe the better question. You're right is pretty "out there".
Anyway there are several 1mm square or less IR AlGaAs chips availble from many suppiers here is one: Infrared LED-Chips » LIGHT AVENUE.
Solar cells: NASA has given recent awards in solar cells to Micro Devices---maybe call them and see if they can supply something from sample production that would work or point you in the right direction See: MicroLink Devices, Inc. - Home
Here is NASA link about the spinoff of the company: https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2016/ee_5.html