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Flow sensor based on monolithic integration of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and CMOS circuits
Author(s): S. Reckziegel; D. Kreye; T. Puegner; U. Vogel; M. Scholles; C. Grillberger; K. Fehse
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present an optoelectronic integrated circuit (OEIC) based on monolithic integration of organic lightemitting diodes (OLEDs) and CMOS technology. By the use of integrated circuits, photodetectors and highly efficient OLEDs on the same silicon chip, novel OEICs with combined sensors and actuating elements can be realized. The OLEDs are directly deposited on the CMOS top metal. The metal layer serves as OLED bottom electrode and determines the bright area. Furthermore, the area below the OLED electrodes can be used for integrated circuits. The monolithic integration of actuators, sensors and electronics on a common silicon substrate brings significant advantages in most sensory applications. The developed OEIC combines three different types of sensors: a reflective sensor, a color sensor and a particle flow sensor and is configured with an orange (597nm) emitting p-i-n OLED. We describe the architecture of such a monolithic OEIC and demonstrate a method to determine the velocity of a fluid being conveyed pneumatically in a transparent capillary. The integrated OLEDs illuminate the capillary with the flowing fluid. The fluid has a random reflection profile. Depending on the velocity and a random contrast difference, more or less light is reflected back to the substrate. The integrated photodiodes located at different fixed points detect the reflected light and using crosscorrelation, the velocity is calculated from the time in which contrast differences move over a fixed distance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7219, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XI, 72190O (10 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809143
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S. Reckziegel, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (Germany)
D. Kreye, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (Germany)
T. Puegner, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (Germany)
U. Vogel, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (Germany)
M. Scholles, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (Germany)
C. Grillberger, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (Germany)
K. Fehse, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7219:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XI
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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