White light emission via cascade Förster energy transfer in (Ga, In)N quantum well/polymer blend hybrid structures

G. Itskos, C. R. Belton, G. Heliotis, I. M. Watson, M. D. Dawson, R. Murray, D. D.C. Bradley

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Abstract

We have studied the room-temperature non-radiative energy transfer processes in hybrid structures composed of (Ga, In)N/GaN single quantum wells and semiconducting polymer blend films placed in nanometre-scale proximity. The blends consist of three polyfluorene materials with concentrations adjusted so that they emit white light. Power-dependent photoluminescence (PL) measurements are used to investigate the process of energy transfer from the quantum wells to the different components of the polymer blend. We show that energy distribution among the hybrid structures involves competition between nanoscale range non-radiative energy transfer processes from the inorganic well to the polymer components and within the blend itself. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNanotechnology
Volume20
Issue number27
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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