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Ultra-Bright Thin-Film Light Emitting Devices and Lasers

Project description

The future is very bright for organic LEDs

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have revolutionised lighting, sensing and communications applications from televisions and signage to biomedicine. It took a while, though. More than a century ago, scientists discovered that a silicon carbide crystal emitted a yellowish light when voltage was applied to it. LEDs became widely available commercially in the 1970s. Now, thin-film organic alternatives to semiconductor materials, called organic LEDs (OLEDs), are gaining ground. However, despite their many benefits relative to conventional LEDs, they are limited significantly in their brightness. Further, they cannot be easily used as a laser medium due to technical challenges with pumping, the process by which energy is supplied to the medium to raise its electrons to an excited state. ULTRA-LUX will address both these challenges to deliver the first ultra-bright, thin-film light-emitting device and a thin-film injection laser to complement it.

Host institution

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Net EU contribution
€ 2 497 493,00
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 2 497 493,00
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven

See on map

Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00