Color temperature tuning of white organic light-emitting diodes via spatial control of micro-cavity effects based on thin metal strips

Jonghee Lee, Tae-Wook Koh, Hyunsu Cho, Simone Hofmann, Sebastian Reineke, Jae-Hyun Lee, Jeong-Ik Lee, Seunghyup Yoo, Karl Leo, Malte Christian Gather

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Abstract

White organic light-emitting diodes (WOLEDs) are one of the most promising technologies to realize future solid-state lighting with high power efficiency, broad and adjustable spectral coverage, and area emission for more effective and natural illumination. In this work, we report a new method of tuning the correlated color temperature (CCT) of WOLEDs via spatially controlling the degree of the micro-cavity effect in an OLED. Varying the width of thin Ag strips deposited on top of a transparent electrode leads to changes in both intensity and phase of reflection at the anode, hence significantly altering emission spectra of proposed WOLEDs. CCT of the implemented WOLEDs span a wide range, from 3000 K to 8000 K, demonstrating that our proposed approach helps to meet the need for lighting with various CCTs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-339
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic Electronics
Volume26
Early online date6 Aug 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Spatial micro-cavity
  • White OLED
  • Color temperature
  • OLED lighting

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