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Organic Upconversion Display with an over 100% Photon-to-photon Upconversion Efficiency and a Simple Pixelless Device Structure

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posted on 06.11.2018, 00:00 by Qiaogang Song, Tong Lin, Zisheng Su, Bei Chu, Huishan Yang, Wenlian Li, Chun-Sing Lee
Compared to traditional near-infrared (NIR) imaging devices, NIR-to-visible upconversion displays, which integrated a NIR photodetector with a visible light-emitting diode, have merits of simple device structure, low cost, high resolution, and a simple pixelless structure. However, photon-to-photon upconversion efficiencies of these devices are typically much lower than unity. Here we report an all-organic NIR-to-visible upconversion display with a photon-to-photon upconversion efficiency higher than 100% by integrating a photomultiplying organic NIR photodetector with a high-efficiency thermally activated delayed fluorescent organic light-emitting diode. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report showing a photon-to-photon upconversion efficiency over 100% without using a built-in transistor for current amplification.

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