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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 22, Iss. S3 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: A589–A600

RCWA and FDTD modeling of light emission from internally structured OLEDs

Michiel Koen Callens, Herman Marsman, Lieven Penninck, Patrick Peeters, Harry de Groot, Jan Matthijs ter Meulen, and Kristiaan Neyts  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue S3, pp. A589-A600 (2014)

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We report on the fabrication and simulation of a green OLED with an Internal Light Extraction (ILE) layer. The optical behavior of these devices is simulated using both Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis (RCWA) and Finite Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) methods. Results obtained using these two different techniques show excellent agreement and predict the experimental results with good precision. By verifying the validity of both simulation methods on the internal light extraction structure we pave the way to optimization of ILE layers using either of these methods.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(260.6970) Physical optics : Total internal reflection
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design

ToC Category:
Light-Emitting Diodes

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2014
Published: March 12, 2014

Michiel Koen Callens, Herman Marsman, Lieven Penninck, Patrick Peeters, Harry de Groot, Jan Matthijs ter Meulen, and Kristiaan Neyts, "RCWA and FDTD modeling of light emission from internally structured OLEDs," Opt. Express 22, A589-A600 (2014)

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