SPIE Optics+Photonics / Conference OP212 / Call for Papers

The conference Organic Light Emitting Materials and Devices (OP212) goes into its 22nd round (XXII) this year at the SPIE Optics+Photonics 2018 in San Diego. The abstracts for contributions are due February 7, 2018 – so a couple of weeks to go. Don’t miss out this excellent opportunity to showcase your latest research results. A pdf version of the Call for Papers can be downloaded here: OP18P OP212 Call Flyer.

 

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Deadline for SPIE Europe 2018 – TODAY / Conference EPE117 is awaiting your submission

Today is the submission deadline for the upcoming SPIE Photonics Europe 2018 (April 22-26, 2018) in Strasbourg, France. So please go forward and submit your abstract to the new Conference Organic Electronics and Photonics: Fundamentals and Devices (EPE117).

We are inviting everyone working in the field of organic electronics and photonics to consider our Conference and to submit an abstract. We are looking forward to a broad, state-of-the-art exchange of research and development trends.

SPIE Europe 2018 /Only 3 days left for abstact submission

The abstract submission deadline for the upcoming SPIE Photonics Europe 2018 (April 22-26, 2018) in Strasbourg, France, is closing in: October 23, 2017, so only 3 days to go!

My colleague Koen Vandewal and I organize the new Conference Organic Electronics and Photonics: Fundamentals and Devices (EPE117).

We are inviting everyone working in the field of organic electronics and photonics to consider our Conference and to submit an abstract. We are looking forward to a broad, state-of-the-art exchange of research and development trends.

Please do also spread the word, if you know colleagues of yours, who might be interested to go.

SPIE Photonics Europe 2018: Join us at a new Conference EPE117

At the upcoming SPIE Photonics Europe 2018 (April 22-26, 2018) in Strasbourg, France, my colleague Koen Vandewal and I organize a new Conference called Organic Electronics and Photonics: Fundamentals and Devices (EPE117). The Call for Papers reads:

Organic materials are interesting for a myriad of photonic and optoelectronic applications due to their tunability of key electronic and optical properties, their versatility of processing, the softness of the solid films formed, and their potential to allow for non-toxic materials. Currently monochrome organic light-emitting diodes are a commercial product used in displays, while organic photovoltaics and sensors for low cost, bio, artificial skin, or wearable applications have seen rapid development in de latest years. On the basis of this very versatile material platform, it is expected that many more, innovative application concepts will be discovered and developed.

Hereby does fundamental research on organic electronics and photonics form the backbone for the discovery of new applications, especially, when materials’ properties are evaluated free of pre-determined applications. Moreover, basic experimental and theoretical research on charge, energy and spin transfer processes, organic-organic interfaces and their electronic structure, will provide structure-property relations and progress existing applications.

The focus of this conference will be on the following topics:

  • optoelectronic organic devices including light-emitting diodes, solar cells, photodetectors, sensors, transistors and switches
  • organic optical systems: waveguides, energy converters, cavities, light directors
  • organic bioelectronics with focus on optics
  • basic research in organic electronics and photonics: spectroscopy, charge generation, transport and recombination, spin,
  • charge and electron transfer interfaces, theoretical calculations and modelling, structure-property relations.

The deadline for abstract submission is October 23, 2017, so a couple of weeks to go.

We encourage you all to submit an abstract and join us for an exciting and inspiring week of fruitful scientific exchange.

SPIE newsroom: ‘Simultaneous fluorescence and phosphorescence from organic molecules’

When all non-radiative channels of deactivation are effectively shut off, organic molecules turn into dual state emitters, giving rise to biluminescence. Here, only the effective mixing via intersystem crossing (ISC) and reverse ISC determine, which overall emission spectrum the molecules have. In an highlight article for the SPIE newsroom, Caterin Salas Redondo and I summarize what it takes to qualify as an efficient biluminophore.

New review article: In 2015, there still is no universal solution to light outcoupling in OLEDs

In a new review article (Recent advances in light outcoupling from white organic light-emitting diodes) in the Journal of Photonics for Energy, my colleague Malte C. Gather (University of St. Andrews) and I summarize the recent efforts on the development of concepts for light outcoupling in white organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Especially with respect to the complementary inorganic LED technology, it is extremely important to unlock higher external quantum efficiencies in OLEDs to stay competitive. Here, improving the outcoupling efficiency by far offers the largest margin (standard structures are at 20-30% of the internal efficiency maximum). The current status reveals that a universal solution with satisfying enhancement still waits to be found.