Developing quantum dot phosphor-based light-emitting diodes for aviation lighting applications

Fengbing Wu, Dawei Zhang, Shuzhen Shang, Yiming Zhu, Songlin Zhuang, Jian Xu

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We have investigated the feasibility of employing quantum dot (QD) phosphor-based light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in aviation applications that request Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) compliance. Our studies suggest that the emerging QD phosphor-based LED technology could potentially be superior to conventional aviation lighting technology by virtue of the marriage of tight spectral control and broad wavelength tunability. This largely arises from the fact that the optical properties of semiconductor nanocrystal QDs can be tailored by varying the nanocrystal size without any compositional changes. It is envisioned that the QD phosphor-based LEDs hold great potentials in cockpit illumination, back light sources of monitor screens, as well as the LED indicator lights of aviation panels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number629157
JournalJournal of Nanomaterials
StatePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)


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