Miniaturized organic light emitting diode (OLED) light source for micro-optical systems

Ari H.O. Kärkkäinen, Juha T. Rantala, Maurice Jabbour, Chen Liang, Robert Bedford, Nasser Peyghambarian, Michael R. Descour, Ghassan E. Jabbour

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We present the design and fabrication of miniaturized light sources for micro-optical systems using organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). These devices can be integrated on a micro-optical table (MOT) using various backplanes. Acceptable angular uniformity of emitted radiance, and a brightness of more than 30,000 cd/m2 can be readily achieved with OLEDs having areas ranging from 0.0003 cm2 to 0.0363 cm2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-107
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2001


  • Micro-optics
  • Miniaturized light sources
  • OLED
  • Organic light emitting diode

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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