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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Feb. 27, 2012
  • pp: 5092–5098

Conformal phosphor coating using capillary microchannel for controlling color deviation of phosphor-converted white light-emitting diodes

Huai Zheng, Xiaobing Luo, Run Hu, Bin Cao, Xing Fu, Yiman Wang, and Sheng Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 5092-5098 (2012)

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We demonstrated a conformal phosphor coating method for phosphor-converted white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) using capillary microchannel formed by a fixture. The mixture of the phosphor particles and the silicone spontaneously flows in capillary microchannel and was pinned at the edge of the fixture due to the surface tension effect. The present coating method was applied to different packaging types with both the conventional chip and the vertical injection chip. Experimental results show this method can efficiently improve the angular color uniformity (ACU). Compared with those samples packaged by conventional dispensing coating, angular color correlated temperature (CCT) deviation of the test samples by the present method can reduce from 1500K to 200K for the average CCT 5200K from −90°to +90 view angles, and reduce from 5000K to 1000K for the average CCT 9150K. Additionally, this method can prevent the packaging non-consistency that the average CCT varies from package to package due to the deviation of phosphor-silicone mixture volume. In the experiments, even when the phosphor-silicone mixture volume varies from 0.3µl to 0.5µl, the deviation of the average CCT is less than 80K.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2012
Published: February 15, 2012

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Huai Zheng, Xiaobing Luo, Run Hu, Bin Cao, Xing Fu, Yiman Wang, and Sheng Liu, "Conformal phosphor coating using capillary microchannel for controlling color deviation of phosphor-converted white light-emitting diodes," Opt. Express 20, 5092-5098 (2012)

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