Experiment and modelling of conversion of substrate-waveguided modes to surface-emitted light by substrate patterning

Min Hao M. Lu, Conor F. Madigan, James Christopher Sturm

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Abstract

To predict the optical power that could be harvested from light emission that is waveguided in the substrate of organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), a quantitative quantum mechanical model of the light emitted into the waveguided modes has been developed. The model was used to compute the exact distribution of energy in external, substrate and ITO/organic modes as a function of the distance of the emission zone from the cathode. The results are compared to the classical ray optics model and to experiments in two-layer OLED devices. Classical ray optics is found to substantially over-predict the light in waveguided modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)Q371-Q376
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium-Proceedings
Volume621
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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