UDC Patents Organic Laser

Thin-Film Organic Semiconductor Laser incorporates a thin film of organic material, works similarly to inorganic semiconductor lasers

September 21, 2000

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EWING, N.J. -- Universal Display Corporation (UDC) (Nasdaq: PANL - news; PHLX: PNL - news), a developer of an innovative flat panel display technology based on organic light emitting devices (OLEDs), announced today that its Research Partners, Princeton University and The University of Southern California (USC), have received a patent for an Organic Semiconductor Laser, U.S. patent number 6,111,902. UDC has the exclusive worldwide license for this and associated patents.

The solid-state light-emitting device incorporates a thin-film of organic material and operates similarly to inorganic semiconductor lasers. In addition to anticipated lower power consumption and lower manufacturing costs, it is believed that the organic laser will be more versatile than today's solid state lasers because organic substances can be relatively easily manipulated to emit light from the ultraviolet to infrared. It is believed that a commercial organic semiconductor laser can have great potential for the electronics industry and the multi-billion dollar semiconductor laser market. Many consumer and technology products, including CD/DVD disk reading, fiber optics communications, microcircuit manufacturing, games and entertainment systems would benefit from lower power requirements and lower costs of Thin-Film Organic Semiconductor Lasers. The next step towards commercialization is developing an electrically pumped Organic Semiconductor Laser.


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