Fiber Shaped Light Emitting Device


  • We thank Prof. Green's research group at the University of Michigan for their assistance with this work, the Office of Naval Research Contract No. N00014-05-0713, the National Science Foundation ECS-0523986, and the Air Force Office of Scientific research Contract No. FA9550-06-1-0399 for the financial support of this work.


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A fiber based organic light emitting device (OLED) is demonstrated. Electrically, the device performs similarly to planar analogs, but unlike the planar devices, the fiber OLED exhibits an emission spectrum that is independent of the observation angle. This property may find application in OLED structures for display and lighting applications. The flexible fiber geometry potentially allows for new low cost manufacturing approaches.