Near-Infrared Electroluminescent Light-Emitting Devices Based on Ethyne-Bridged Porphyrin Fluorophores


  • This work was supported through the Office of Naval Research (N00014-98-1-0725) and the MRL Program of The National Science Foundation (DMR 96-32716). JCO is a National Kodak Fellow. MJT and KS thank respectively the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation and the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science for research fellowships, and acknowledge the MRSEC Program of the National Science Foundation (DMR00-79909) for key infrastructural support.


The photoluminescence and electroluminescence of guest–host blends containing DD and DDD (see Figure) in the conjugated polymers polyvinylcarbazole (PVK) and poly[2-methoxy-5-(2′-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] (MEH-PPV) is described. It is shown that this class of long-wavelength-emitting porphyrin oligomer, is an excellent platform upon which to fabricate near-infrared light-emitting devices.