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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 20, Iss. S2 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: A205–A212

Extraction of surface plasmons in organic light-emitting diodes via high-index coupling

Bert J. Scholz, Jörg Frischeisen, Arndt Jaeger, Daniel S. Setz, Thilo C. g. Reusch, and Wolfgang Brütting  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue S2, pp. A205-A212 (2012)

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The efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) is still limited by poor light outcoupling. In particular, the excitation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) at metal-organic interfaces represents a major loss channel. By combining optical simulations and experiments on sim-plified luminescent thin-film structures we elaborate the conditions for the extraction of SPPs via coupling to high-index media. As a proof-of-concept, we demonstrate the possibility to extract light from wave-guided modes and surface plasmons in a top-emitting white OLED by a high-index prism.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Light-Emitting Diodes

Original Manuscript: September 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2011
Published: January 23, 2012

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Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (2011) Optics Express

Bert J. Scholz, Jörg Frischeisen, Arndt Jaeger, Daniel S. Setz, Thilo C. g. Reusch, and Wolfgang Brütting, "Extraction of surface plasmons in organic light-emitting diodes via high-index coupling," Opt. Express 20, A205-A212 (2012)

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