Organic LEDs

Organic LEDs are light emitting diodes (LEDs) that use polymers or small organic molecules as their optically active element. Development of organic LEDs is driven in particular by its potential as a display technology. Organic LEDs can be fabricated on flexible substrates, unlike their rigid inorganic counterparts.

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  • News & Views |

    Suppression of exciton–vibration coupling yields organic light-emitting diodes that emit at 1,000 nm in the NIR-II spectral region, which is important for biological imaging.

    • Alessandro Minotto
    Nature Photonics 16, 812-813
  • Comments & Opinion |

    Next-generation light-emitting displays should be not only flexible and bright but also soft and stretchable. Newly emerging light-emitting materials will enable body-conformable light-emitting devices with potential applications in a variety of fields, including displays, lighting, sensing, imaging, stimulation and therapy.

    • Zhitao Zhang
  • News & Views
    | Open Access

    Efficient ultra-broadband emitter is realized by using multi-Ln-doped Cs2Ag(In/Bi)Cl6 lead-free double perovskite (DP) coupled with “DPs-in-glass composite” (DiG) structure. The synergy of self-trapped exciton together with the energy transition induces this ultra-broadband emission emerge.

    • Li Zhang
    •  & Mingjian Yuan
  • Editorial |

    Solution-processing of light-emitting devices is attracting much attention due to low manufacturing costs and access to new materials. In this month’s Focus issue we highlight some of the advances and challenges in the field.

  • Comments & Opinion |

    Nature Photonics spoke to Chihaya Adachi from the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA), Kyushu University, about the potential merits of, and hurdles facing, the development of organic semiconductor lasers.

    • David F. P. Pile