Efficient hybrid white polymer light-emitting devices with electroluminescence covered the entire visible range and reduced efficiency roll-off

Sujun Hu, Minrong Zhu, Qinghua Zou, Hongbin Wu, Chuluo Yang, Wai Yeung Wong, Wei Yang, Junbiao Peng, Yong Cao

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We report efficient hybrid white polymer light emitting devices (WPLEDs) fabricated via simple solution-proceeded process from a newly synthesized wide band-gap fluorene-co-dibenzothiophene-S,S-dioxide copolymer, which dually function as fluorescent blue emitter and host material for electrophosphorescent sky-blue, yellow, and saturated-red dyes. The Commission Internationale d'nclairage coordinates of the best devices are (0.356, 0.334), with electroluminescence covered the entire visible light spectrum from 400 to 780 nm, resulting in a high color rendering index of 90. Incorporation of a bilayer electrode consisting of water/alcohol-soluble conjugated polymer and Al as electron-injection cathode boosts an enhancement of 50% in device efficiency, leading to external quantum efficiency of 12.6%, and peak power efficiency of 21.4 l m W-1as measured in an integrating sphere. Both the efficiency and the color quality of the obtained device are ranking among one of the highest values for WPLEDs reported to date. Furthermore, as compared with those all-phosphorescent WPLEDs, the hybrid WPLEDs studied here exhibit a significantly reduced efficiency roll-off due to the very low doping concentration.
Original languageEnglish
Article number063304
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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