We introduce an analytical model for ideal organic laser diodes based on the argument that their intrinsic active layers necessitate operation in the bipolar space charge-limited current regime. Expressions for the threshold current and voltage agree well with drift-diffusion modeling of complete p-i-n devices and an analytical bound is established for laser operation in the presence of annihilation and excited-state absorption losses. These results establish a foundation for the development of organic laser diode technology.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics