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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 14564–14572

Tandem organic light-emitting diodes with KBH4 doped 9,10-bis(3-(pyridin-3-yl)phenyl) anthracene connected to the charge generation layer

Lian Duan, Taiju Tsuboi, Yong Qiu, Yanrui Li, and Guohui Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 14564-14572 (2012)

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Tandem organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are ideal for lighting applications due to their low working current density at high brightness. In this work, we have studied an efficient electron transporting layer of KBH4 doped 9,10-bis(3-(pyridin-3-yl)phenyl)anthracene (DPyPA) which is located adjacent to charge generation layer of MoO3/NPB. The excellent transporting property of the DPyPA:KBH4 layer helps the tandem OLED to achieve a lower voltage than the tandem device with the widely used tris-(8-hydroxyquinoline)aluminum:Li. For the tandem white OLED with a fluorescent blue unit and a phosphorescent yellow unit, we’ve achieved a high current efficiency of 75 cd/A, which can be further improved to 120 cd/A by attaching a diffuser layer.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers

ToC Category:
Light-Emitting Diodes

Original Manuscript: October 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2012
Published: June 14, 2012

Lian Duan, Taiju Tsuboi, Yong Qiu, Yanrui Li, and Guohui Zhang, "Tandem organic light-emitting diodes with KBH4 doped 9,10-bis(3-(pyridin-3-yl)phenyl) anthracene connected to the charge generation layer," Opt. Express 20, 14564-14572 (2012)

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