Abstract

OLED outcoupling efficiency is limited by several factors, one major factor is the limitation caused by internal reflection of light with the interface between organic layers including the anode and glass substrate. Here, we approach this problem by adding a fairly exotic material to the OLED setup, which strongly scatters light. We expect the scattering to weaken total internal reflection and increase outcoupling efficiency. Through measurements, we compare the out coupling efficiency of the control OLEDs and the OLEDs with the scattering layer. Finally, we analyze the potential for increased outcoupling efficiency and, later, industrial application. After analysis we find a 1-2% increase in efficiency without accounting for error.

Modified Abstract

OLED outcoupling efficiency is limited by several factors, one major factor is the limitation caused by internal reflection of light with the interface between organic layers including the anode and glass substrate. Here, we approach this problem by adding a fairly exotic material to the OLED setup, which strongly scatters light. We expect the scattering to weaken total internal reflection and increase outcoupling efficiency. Through measurements, we compare the out coupling efficiency of the control OLEDs and the OLEDs with the scattering layer. Finally, we analyze the potential for increased outcoupling efficiency and, later, industrial application.

Research Category

Physics/Chemisty/Liquid Crystal

Primary Author's Major

Physics

Mentor #1 Information

Bjorn Lussem

Mentor #2 Information

Chang-min Keum

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

21-3-2017 1:00 PM

Research Area

Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics | Electronic Devices and Semiconductor Manufacturing | Optics | Power and Energy

 
Mar 21st, 1:00 PM

THE EFFECTS OF LIGHT SCATTERING IN OLED EFFICIENCY

OLED outcoupling efficiency is limited by several factors, one major factor is the limitation caused by internal reflection of light with the interface between organic layers including the anode and glass substrate. Here, we approach this problem by adding a fairly exotic material to the OLED setup, which strongly scatters light. We expect the scattering to weaken total internal reflection and increase outcoupling efficiency. Through measurements, we compare the out coupling efficiency of the control OLEDs and the OLEDs with the scattering layer. Finally, we analyze the potential for increased outcoupling efficiency and, later, industrial application. After analysis we find a 1-2% increase in efficiency without accounting for error.