Talapin D.V.,University of Chicago |
Steckel J.,QD Vision, Inc.
MRS Bulletin | Year: 2013
Colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, also known as "quantum dots" (QDs), represent an example of a disruptive technology for display and lighting applications. The QDs' high luminescence efficiency and precisely tunable, narrow emission are nearly ideal for achieving saturated colors and enriching the display or TV color gamut. Quantum dot light-emitting diodes (QLEDs) can provide saturated emission colors and allow inexpensive solution-based device fabrication on almost any substrate. The first incorporation of QDs into the consumer market is using them as optical down-converters. Blue light from an efficient high energy light source (e.g., GaN blue LED) is absorbed and reemitted at any desired lower energy wavelength. Alternatively, electric current can be used for direct excitation of QDs. QLEDs are an exciting technical challenge and commercial opportunity for display and solid-state lighting applications. Recent developments in the field show that efficiency and brightness of QLEDs can match those of organic LEDs. © 2013 Materials Research Society.
QD Vision, Inc. | Date: 2015-09-21
A lighting system including a light source capable of generating light, and an optical component optically coupled to receive at least a portion of the light generated by the light source and convert at least a portion of the light so received to a predetermined wavelength such that the light emitted by the lighting system includes light emission from the light source supplemented with light emission at the predetermined wavelength, wherein the optical component including an optical material comprises quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles. Also disclosed is an optical component comprising a light guide plate and an optical material disposed over at least a portion of a surface of the light guide plate, the optical material comprising quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles capable of emitting light in a predetermined spectral region. Devices are also disclosed.
QD Vision, Inc. | Date: 2015-03-11
A light emitting device comprising: a pair of electrodes; two or more light emitting elements disposed between the electrodes in a stacked arrangement, wherein a light emitting element comprises a layer comprising an emissive material; and a charge generation element disposed between adjacent light emitting elements in the stacked arrangement, the charge generation element comprising a first layer comprising an inorganic n-type semiconductor material, and a second layer comprising a hole injection material. A charge generation element is also disclosed.
QD Vision, Inc. | Date: 2015-06-11
A light mixing chamber of a backlight includes a housing having a channel and a chamber exposed to the channel, an LED positioned within the chamber, and a capillary containing quantum dots positioned in the channel. A light guide plate is positioned adjacent the housing and adjacent the capillary. Relative dimensions of the elements of the light mixing chamber, as well as features added to the elements of the light mixing chamber, can be varied to balance efficiency and uniformity of light generated in the backlight.
QD Vision, Inc. | Date: 2015-09-14
A method of processing quantum dots is disclosed. The method comprises applying energy to excite the quantum dots to emit light and placing the quantum dots under vacuum after excitation of the quantum dots. Also disclosed is a method of processing a component including quantum dots comprising applying energy to the component including quantum dots to excite the quantum dots to emit light; and placing the component including quantum dots under vacuum after excitation. A method for processing a device is further disclosed, the method comprising applying energy to the device to excite the quantum dots to emit light; and placing the device under vacuum after excitation of the quantum dots. A method for preparing a device is also disclosed. Quantum dots, component, and devices of the methods are also disclosed.