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Title: Light emitting device having peripheral emissive region

Abstract

Light emitting devices are provided that include one or more OLEDs disposed only on a peripheral region of the substrate. An OLED may be disposed only on a peripheral region of a substantially transparent substrate and configured to emit light into the substrate. Another surface of the substrate may be roughened or include other features to outcouple light from the substrate. The edges of the substrate may be beveled and/or reflective. The area of the OLED(s) may be relatively small compared to the substrate surface area through which light is emitted from the device. One or more OLEDs also or alternatively may be disposed on an edge of the substrate about perpendicular to the surface of the substrate through which light is emitted, such that they emit light into the substrate. A mode expanding region may be included between each such OLED and the substrate.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083802
Patent Number(s):
8,450,730
Application Number:
13/019,753
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-08ER85082
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Forrest, Stephen R. Light emitting device having peripheral emissive region. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Forrest, Stephen R. Light emitting device having peripheral emissive region. United States.
Forrest, Stephen R. Tue . "Light emitting device having peripheral emissive region". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083802.
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author = {Forrest, Stephen R},
abstractNote = {Light emitting devices are provided that include one or more OLEDs disposed only on a peripheral region of the substrate. An OLED may be disposed only on a peripheral region of a substantially transparent substrate and configured to emit light into the substrate. Another surface of the substrate may be roughened or include other features to outcouple light from the substrate. The edges of the substrate may be beveled and/or reflective. The area of the OLED(s) may be relatively small compared to the substrate surface area through which light is emitted from the device. One or more OLEDs also or alternatively may be disposed on an edge of the substrate about perpendicular to the surface of the substrate through which light is emitted, such that they emit light into the substrate. A mode expanding region may be included between each such OLED and the substrate.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {5}
}

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