A near-infrared proximity sensor array is achieved by integrating a polymer light-emitting diode and a polymer photodetector (PD). A green emission is converted into deep red peaked at 670 nm by the inorganic phosphor Intematix R670 with quantum efficiency of over 20%. A bandpass filter is used to select a spectral tail of phosphor luminescence with a wavelength above 700 nm. The emissive polymer is green polyfluorene. The infrared PD contains a thick film of a blend of poly(3-hexylthiophene) and (6,6)-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester up to a thickness of 8 μm. Position of a moving object at a distance of 10 cm is detected in real time by the array with dynamic images displayed on the computer screen.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering