Organic Light-Emitting Diode



  • A device that utilizes very thin layers of an organic semiconductor applied to a substrate, such as glass, for light emission. Such devices provide sharp contrast, do not require a light source behind the viewing surface, have a wide viewing angle, and consume little power. Used, for instance, in displays such as those of cell phones, digital cameras, audio and video components such as receivers and DVD players, PDAs, and notebook computers. Also called organic Light-Emitting Device. Its abbreviation is OLED, or Organic LED.
  • abbreviationOrganic LED
  • synonymOrganic Light-Emitting Device