SPIE Photonics Europe 2018 – PHEBE partners to present

At this year’s SPIE Photonics Europe 2018 in Strasbourg, France, the new conference Organic Electronics and Photonics: Fundamentals and Devices (Conference 10687) will celebrate its inaugural meeting. My colleague Prof. Koen Vandewal (now at Hasselt University) and I are jointly chairing this conference.

This first conference lasts for three days (24 – 26 April 2018) and aims to concentrate the exciting and diverse research using organic materials for electronic and/or photonic applications. The conference starts on Tuesday with a full day focusing on thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF), followed by the Wednesday programme discussing organic photovoltaics and photodetectors as well as other optoelectronic and photonic devices, and concludes on Thursday with morning and afternoon sessions on organic light-emitting diodes.

The PHEBE consortium is well represented at this event with Prof. Andy Monkman (Durham University) giving an invited talk in the TADF Session on Tuesday with the title ‘Ultrafast reverse intersystem crossing and 100% PLQY in the same TADF molecule, really!’ followed by another contribution from the PHEBE consortium about white OLEDs using blue TADF emitters by Ludwig Popp et al. (TU Dresden and Kaunas University of Technology) ‘Warm-white hybrid emission from TADF and phosphorescence and its application in OLEDs’. The conference is co-organized by the PHEBE member Prof. Sebastian Reineke.

Many experts in the field of OLEDs and TADF, including Wolfgang Brütting, Reinder Coehoorn, Vladimir Dyakonov, Franky So, Seunghyup Yoo, Eli Zysman-Coleman, will be presenting their newest results. With Cynora GmbH and Osram OLED GmbH, leading European companies working on OLEDs will be also represented at the conference.

To register for this event, please visit http://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/photonics-europe

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Session Preview: EP1.1 – Organic Light-Emitting Devices

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 29, we start out with the first Session of our Symposium EP1 Organic Excitonic Systems and Devices. The session runs under the title Organic Light-Emitting Devices (OLEDs). So clearly, we are looking to a collection of recent progress on the OLED technology, where the optimization of efficiency is in the central focus. Here are some keywords that will represent the content of tomorrow:

  • Enhanced emission of OLEDs
  • Bright NIR OLEDs based on high mobility polymers
  • Intrinsic degradation mechanisms in UV and blue OLEDs
  • Increased stability of TADF OLEDs
  • 100% triplet harvesting in fluorescent OLEDs
  • Blue phosphorescent OLEDs
  • Absence of triplet up-conversion in anthracene based emitters
  • Afterglow OLEDs (a demonstration of biluminescence in OLEDs)
  • Origin and control of emitter orientation in OLEDs

Our invited speakers for this session are: Mark Thompson, Stephen R. Forrest, and Jang-Joo Kim.