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Large area lighting applications with organic dye embedded flexible film
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A flexible large area lighting devices have been demonstrated by PDMS films. The (polydimethylsiloxane) PDMS films doped with organic/inorganic materials. The PDMS film is favorable due to its heat stability, good transparency, and flexibility. This study aimed to combine both organic and inorganic materials for flexible large area lighting applications. The architecture consists of blue LEDs coupled to a leaky waveguide that is covered with the PDMS film. The white light was generated with the poly (9, 9-dioctylfluorene-co-benzothiadiazole)F8BT blended into the PDMS slurry. Organic wavelength conversion materials were chosen owing to their ability to decompose in nature. The more conventional inorganic phosphors such as YAG are difficult to decompose and may present environmental issues which can bring concerns in many lighting applications. These flexible PDMS films had thicknesses of 100μm, 440μm, and 980μm. The resulting white light devices had color temperatures of 8944K, 4863K, and 4429K, respectively. In this study, we have also compared the performance of the organic versus conventional YAG phosphor embedded films.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9383, Light-Emitting Diodes: Materials, Devices, and Applications for Solid State Lighting XIX, 93830N (9 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2077462
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Huang-Yu Lin, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Zong-Yi Tu, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Pei-Cheng Ku, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Chien-Chung Lin, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Hao-Chung Kuo, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9383:
Light-Emitting Diodes: Materials, Devices, and Applications for Solid State Lighting XIX
Klaus P. Streubel; Heonsu Jeon; Li-Wei Tu; Martin Strassburg, Editor(s)

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