Polymer colour converter with very high modulation bandwidth for visible light communications
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For white light data communications, broad-band light emitting materials are required, whose emission can be rapidly modulated in intensity. We report the synthesis, photophysics and application of a novel semiconducting polymer for use as a high bandwidth colour converter, to replace commercial phosphors in white LEDs. The high modulation bandwidth (470 MHz) is 140 times higher than that measured using a conventional LED phosphor.
Vithanage , D A , Kanibolotsky , A L , Rajbhandari, S , Manousiadis , P P , Sajjad , M T , Chun , H , Faulkner , G , O'Brien , D C , Skabara , P J , Samuel , I D W & Turnbull , G A 2017 , ' Polymer colour converter with very high modulation bandwidth for visible light communications ' , Journal of Materials Chemistry C , vol. 5 , no. 35 , pp. 8916-8920 . https://doi.org/10.1039/c7tc03787b
Journal of Materials Chemistry C
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DescriptionWe thank EPSRC for financial support from the UP-VLC Project Grant (EP/K00042X/1). I.D.W.S. and P.J.S. are Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders.
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