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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3333–3335

Study of the interference effects in an optical cavity for organic light-emitting diode applications

Fulvia Villani, Immacolata Angelica Grimaldi, Giuseppe Nenna, Anna De Girolamo Del Mauro, Fausta Loffredo, and Carla Minarini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3333-3335 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003333


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Abstract

The interference effects generated in a bottom-emitting electroluminescent device fabricated on a polymer underlayer introduced with the aim of improving the anode roughness have been studied. The analysis of the interference fringes at different detection angles and the spatial coherence demonstrates that this phenomenon is due to multiple internal reflections that propagate in the polymer layer. This effect can be eliminated by modifying the polymer thickness and the incidence angle of the electromagnetic radiation at the anode–polymer interface. Inkjet etching technology is adopted for microcavities-shaped polymer structuring to destroy the resonator effect of the optical cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2010
Published: October 7, 2010

Citation
Fulvia Villani, Immacolata Angelica Grimaldi, Giuseppe Nenna, Anna De Girolamo Del Mauro, Fausta Loffredo, and Carla Minarini, "Study of the interference effects in an optical cavity for organic light-emitting diode applications," Opt. Lett. 35, 3333-3335 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-20-3333

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