Near Infrared Display Materials

Paul H. Holloway, Mark Davidson, Nigel Shepherd, Ajay Kale, William Glass, Benjamin S. Harrison, Timothy J. Foley, John R. Reynolds, Kirk S. Schanze, James M. Boncella, Susan Sinnott, David Norton

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With the increasing use of night vision goggles and night missions, new methods to display information in the infrared region is of interest. We have developed both inorganic and organic electroluminescent thin films which emit at wavelengths between 700 nm and 1.8 μn. These thin films have been incorporated into simple devices and the feasibility of a NIR flat panel display has been demonstrated. Both inorganic zinc sulfide and organic polymers doped with rare earth lanthanide ions have been demonstrated. The wavelength of emission can be varied by choosing the appropriate lanthanide ion, such as dysprosium, erbium, thulium or neodymium. Power densities of ∼30 μW/cm2 have been achieved with these devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-345
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2003
EventCockpit Displays X - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2003Apr 25 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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