Tailored optical output, such as color purity and efficient optical intensity, are critical considerations for displays, particularly in mobile applications. To this end, we demonstrate a replica molded photonic crystal structure with embedded quantum dots. Electrohydrodynamic jet printing is used to control the position of the quantum dots within the device structure. This results in significantly less waste of the quantum dot material than application through drop-casting or spin coating. In addition, the targeted placement of the quantum dots minimizes any emission outside of the resonant enhancement field, which enables an 8× output enhancement and highly polarized emission from the photonic crystal structure.
Polarized quantum dot emission in electrohydrodynamic jet printed photonic crystals
Gloria G. See, Lu Xu, Erick Sutanto, Andrew G. Alleyne, Ralph G. Nuzzo, Brian T. Cunningham; Polarized quantum dot emission in electrohydrodynamic jet printed photonic crystals. Appl. Phys. Lett. 3 August 2015; 107 (5): 051101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4927648
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