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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3404–3414

Multilayer transparent electrode for organic light-emitting diodes: tuning its optical characteristics

Hyunsu Cho, Changhun Yun, and Seunghyup Yoo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 3404-3414 (2010)

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The optical properties of dielectric-metal-dielectric (DMD) transparent electrodes are investigated from the perspectives of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). A joint experimental and theoretical study showed that the optical characteristics of OLEDs based on DMD electrodes can be widely tuned to fulfill the requirements of a target application through careful control of the microcavity effect, transmittance of DMD electrodes, and a correlation of these two factors with the emission spectra of the emitted materials. Upon variation of the DMD structure, near-Lambertian emission and a 100% improvement in the luminous efficiency are demonstrated, respectively. Optimization strategies are also discussed that are relevant to forward luminous efficiency, total optical power, and angular/ spectral characteristics.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design

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Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: December 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2010
Published: February 2, 2010

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Hyunsu Cho, Changhun Yun, and Seunghyup Yoo, "Multilayer transparent electrode for organic light-emitting diodes: tuning its optical characteristics," Opt. Express 18, 3404-3414 (2010)

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