A 17-Inch WXGA Full-Color OLED Display Using the Polymer Ink-Jet Technology

Makoto SHIBUSAWA
Michiya KOBAYASHI
Jun HANARI
Kazuyuki SUNOHARA
Nobuki IBARAKI

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C    No.11    pp.2269-2274
Publication Date: 2003/11/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Electronic Displays)
Category: OLED Technology
Keyword: 
polymer OLED,  ink-jet technology,  AM-OLED,  17-in. WXGA,  

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Summary: 
We have developed a 17-inch WXGA full-color polymer OLED display by using newly developed ink-jet printing method. On the ink-jet technology, both droplet volume and landing position were precisely controlled pixel by pixel in order to get luminance uniformity. A pixel circuit having Vth variation-cancellation was adopted and the circuit was modified to realize high uniformity and high gray scale reproduction under the short horizontal period operation. Correction on gamma profile difference among RGB OLEDs was achieved by optimizing on configuration between integrated source driver circuit and outer reference voltage circuit in spite of using a common source driver IC having only one gamma profile. Peak control system, that is important for the large size and high luminance display, was utilized and improved image quality on human feeling and actual power consumption. With these efforts a uniform picture with 260,000 colors and wide viewing angle was achieved. It was proved that the ink-jet method was the optimal manufacturing technology for large-size and high-resolution OLED displays. And we found there is no singular problem on the large size OLED display utilized the ink-jet technology.