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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The SBIR program seeks to increase the participation of small businesses in federal R&D. These Phase II awards will expand on Phase I results and enable awardees to evaluate the commercial potential of new technology.

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The Phase II awards related to SSL are listed below:

Recipient: Physical Optics Corporation (POC)
Title: Highly Efficient Organic Light-Emitting Devices for General Illumination
Summary: This project will continue Phase I work to develop a new High-Efficiency OLED (HE-OLED) system by forming POC's holographic Light Shaping Diffuser on a new OLED substrate structure. Phase II will focus on development of OLED substrates with suitable encapsulated light scattering structures and the technology for their mass production at low cost.

Recipient: Universal Display Corporation (UDC)
Title: WOLEDs Containing Two Broad Emitters
Summary: This project will continue development of white OLEDs with a simple architecture containing only two emitters and/or as few organic materials as necessary. The Phase II devices will demonstrate color rendering indexes (CRI) of >75, and efficacy of 60 lm/W at 1,000 cd/m2.