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Hybrid fluorescent layer emitting polarized light

Authors
  • Mohammadimasoudi, Mohammad
  • Beeckman, Jeroen
  • Hens, Zeger
  • Neyts, Kristiaan
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2017
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1063/1.4991029
OAI: oai:archive.ugent.be:8528571
Source
Ghent University Institutional Archive
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

Semiconductor nanorods have anisotropic absorption and emission properties. In this work a hybrid luminescent layer is produced based on a mixture of CdSe/CdS nanorods dispersed in a liquid crystal that is aligned by an electric field and polymerized by UV illumination. The film emits light with polarization ratio 0.6 (polarization contrast 4:1). Clusters of nanorods in liquid crystal can be avoided by applying an AC electric field with sufficient amplitude. This method can be made compatible with large-scale processing on flexible transparent substrates. Thin polarized light emitters can be used in LCD backlights or solar concentrators to increase the efficiency.

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