Organic light-emitting devices for ultralightweight color flat panel displays

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SPIE Proceedings, International Society for Optics and Photonics, p.268-276 (1997)


1997, 2013 and earlier, displays, Fabrication, Flat panel displays, Glasses, Molecules, Organic light emitting diodes


We review recent progress in small molecule organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) with emphasis on their potential application to lightweight,
head-up displays. We discuss OLEDs grown on thin, flexible, plastic
substrates which may be bent over a radius of curvature of as little as
0.7 cm without damage and exhibit operating voltages and efficiencies
similar to OLEDs grown on conventional glass substrates. Transparent OLEDs
grown on such substrates create the potential for a new type of
lightweight, full- color, OLED pixel in which the R, G and B emission
layers are vertically stacked to provide a simple fabrication process,
minimum pixel size, and maximum fill factor.