OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Steven A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3017–3036

Wave propagation and resonance in four-layer systems for organic light-emitting diodes

Hyoung-In Lee  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 3017-3036 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.24.003017


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (1736 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Wave propagation and surface plasmon resonance are examined in four-layer optical systems in slab geometry for an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) with an embedded thin metal film. For this purpose, both leaky and bound modes are examined in all ranges of the propagation constant, which determines how surface and volume waves are allowed. Intensive parametric studies are performed on the thicknesses of the two embedded layers, along with the cathode condition and the metal's material dispersion. As a way of interpreting the results, the direction of the depthwise wave propagation is examined in connection with possible excitations arising from light sources within the organic electroluminescence layer. Consequently, several new features are observed on the multiple-wave branches, including exchange of the phase speeds and depthwise standing waves for dissipationless systems. By the insertion of a thin metal film, the light extraction is found to be enhanced through leaky waves from the source layer out toward the viewer's side.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2007
Published: August 31, 2007

Citation
Hyoung-In Lee, "Wave propagation and resonance in four-layer systems for organic light-emitting diodes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 3017-3036 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-24-9-3017

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited