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Wavelength resolution improvement on organic photodiodes made by ink-jet technique
Author(s): Yu Yang; Tokuma Nakamichi; Soichiro Omi; Ryo Goto; Masayuki Yahiro; Masanao Era; Hirofumi Watanabe; Yuji Oki
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Paper Abstract

In this work, a drop-on-demand piezoelectric ink-jet system has been employed to fabricate disposable photodiodes as the detectors on the integrated lab-on-chip lasers. J-aggregated films of a cyanine dye, NK-1952 doped into a conductive polymer, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrene sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) on the indium tin oxide (ITO) substrate have made by the ink-jet method, respectively. With the thin Al layer on the top of cyanine dye films as the cathode, while ITO substrate as the anode, the photodiodes have been demonstrated to be wavelength sensitive under the excitation of a tunable pico-second laser, which corresponds to the characteristic red-shifted, sharp and narrow J-aggregate absorption peak of each cyanine dye employed. The influence of ink-jet fabrication parameters, presence of metal ions and pH value of dye solutions on the J-aggregate formation and also the wavelength sensitivity of the photodiodes have been systematically investigated and the mechanisms involved have been discussed. It is found that by optimizing the ink-jet fabrication parameters such as UV exposure dose amount, and substrate temperature, or by introducing ions such as K+, Na+, or H+, the wavelength resolution of the ink-jet printed photodiodes can be improved significantly, and wavelength resolution of less than 0.1nm may be expected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7599, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XII, 75991D (1 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841751
Show Author Affiliations
Yu Yang, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Tokuma Nakamichi, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Soichiro Omi, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Ryo Goto, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Masayuki Yahiro, Institute of Systems, Information Technologies, and Nanotechnologies (Japan)
Masanao Era, Saga Univ. (Japan)
Hirofumi Watanabe, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Oki, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7599:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XII
Robert L. Nelson; François Kajzar; Toshikuni Kaino, Editor(s)

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