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Flexible microstructured organic light sources for automotive applications
Author(s): Patrizia Melpignano; Sabino Sinesi; A. Baron Toaldo; Viviana Biondo; Michele Muccini; Roberto Zamboni; Michael T. Gale; Susanne Westenhofer
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Paper Abstract

Organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) are rapidly reaching large-scale marketing figures, driven by attractive features like low cost and fast response, being also suitable for application on flexible substrates. All these aspects enable a wide range of applications such as displays, innovative devices in optoelectronics and novel light sources. Furthermore, the benefits expected from OLEDs based devices, if compared to "classical semiconductors" based devices consist of low production costs, lightweight and geometrical flexibility. Novel OLEDs based light sources fulfilling the above-mentioned requirements, call for a considerable effort both in the production processes and in product innovation. Among the variety of possible applicative OLED applications, we focused our research effort on the Automotive sector. Our envisioned approach enabling control of light distribution from an OLED light source include modeling and patterning of the light source, design and fabrication of suitable micro-optics coupled to the flexible transparent Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) substrate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5464, Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548969
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Patrizia Melpignano, Ctr. Ricerche Plast-Optica (Italy)
Sabino Sinesi, Ctr. Ricerche Plast-Optica (Italy)
A. Baron Toaldo, Ctr. Ricerche Plast-Optica (Italy)
Viviana Biondo, Ctr. Ricerche Plast-Optica (Italy)
Michele Muccini, Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati (Italy)
Roberto Zamboni, Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, CNR (Italy)
Michael T. Gale, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A. (Switzerland)
Susanne Westenhofer, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A. (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5464:
Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics
Paul L. Heremans; Michele Muccini; Hans Hofstraat, Editor(s)

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