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16 February 2004 High-efficiency white OLEDs based on small molecules
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Eastman Kodak Company and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. recently demonstrated a 15" full-color, organic light-emitting diode display (OLED) using a high-efficiency white emitter combined with a color-filter array. Although useful for display applications, white emission from organic structures is also under consideration for other applications, such as solid-state lighting, where high efficiency and good color rendition are important. By incorporating adjacent blue and orange emitting layers in a multi-layer structure, highly efficient, stable white emission has been attained. With suitable host and dopant combinations, a luminance yield of 20 cd/A and efficiency of 8 lm/W have been achieved at a drive voltage of less than 8 volts and luminance level of 1000 cd/m2. The estimated external efficiency of this device is 6.3% and a high level of operational stability is observed. To our knowledge, this is the highest performance reported so far for white organic electroluminescent devices. We will review white OLED technology and discuss the fabrication and operating characteristics of these devices.
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Tukaram K. Hatwar, Jeffrey P. Spindler, M. L. Ricks, Ralph H. Young, Yuuhiko Hamada, N. Saito, Kazunobu Mameno, Ryuji Nishikawa, Hisakazu Takahashi, and G. Rajeswaran "High-efficiency white OLEDs based on small molecules", Proc. SPIE 5214, Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices VII, (16 February 2004);


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