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Title: Soft lithography microlens fabrication and array for enhanced light extraction from organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs)

Abstract

Provided are microlens arrays for use on the substrate of OLEDs to extract more light that is trapped in waveguided modes inside the devices and methods of manufacturing same. Light extraction with microlens arrays is not limited to the light emitting area, but is also efficient in extracting light from the whole microlens patterned area where waveguiding occurs. Large microlens array, compared to the size of the light emitting area, extract more light and result in over 100% enhancement. Such a microlens array is not limited to (O)LEDs of specific emission, configuration, pixel size, or pixel shape. It is suitable for all colors, including white, for microcavity OLEDs, and OLEDs fabricated directly on the (modified) microlens array.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1133638
Patent Number(s):
8742406
Application Number:
13/397,749
Assignee:
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Leung, Wai Y., Park, Joong-Mok, Gan, Zhengqing, Constant, Kristen P., Shinar, Joseph, Shinar, Ruth, and ho, Kai-Ming. Soft lithography microlens fabrication and array for enhanced light extraction from organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Leung, Wai Y., Park, Joong-Mok, Gan, Zhengqing, Constant, Kristen P., Shinar, Joseph, Shinar, Ruth, & ho, Kai-Ming. Soft lithography microlens fabrication and array for enhanced light extraction from organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). United States.
Leung, Wai Y., Park, Joong-Mok, Gan, Zhengqing, Constant, Kristen P., Shinar, Joseph, Shinar, Ruth, and ho, Kai-Ming. Tue . "Soft lithography microlens fabrication and array for enhanced light extraction from organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1133638.
@article{osti_1133638,
title = {Soft lithography microlens fabrication and array for enhanced light extraction from organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs)},
author = {Leung, Wai Y. and Park, Joong-Mok and Gan, Zhengqing and Constant, Kristen P. and Shinar, Joseph and Shinar, Ruth and ho, Kai-Ming},
abstractNote = {Provided are microlens arrays for use on the substrate of OLEDs to extract more light that is trapped in waveguided modes inside the devices and methods of manufacturing same. Light extraction with microlens arrays is not limited to the light emitting area, but is also efficient in extracting light from the whole microlens patterned area where waveguiding occurs. Large microlens array, compared to the size of the light emitting area, extract more light and result in over 100% enhancement. Such a microlens array is not limited to (O)LEDs of specific emission, configuration, pixel size, or pixel shape. It is suitable for all colors, including white, for microcavity OLEDs, and OLEDs fabricated directly on the (modified) microlens array.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {6}
}

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