This letter describes the design, fabrication, and characterization of a microcavity-electroluminescence (EL) device based on colloidal semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots (NQDs). The device was fabricated by sandwiching a solution-cast film of light-emitting CdSe-CdS core-shell NQDs between two metal mirrors to form a resonant microcavity structure. We have observed a significant reduction in EL emission bandwidth from the fabricated device. Further improvement of the emission efficiency of the NQD-microcavity-EL devices can be achieved upon the minimization of the losses that are pertinent to metal mirrors.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering