Fluorescent red-emitting BODIPY oligofluorene star-shaped molecules as a color converter material for visible light communications

Muhammad T. Sajjad, Pavlos P. Manousiadis, Clara Orofino, Diego Cortizo-Lacalle, Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Sujan Rajbhandari, Dimali Amarasinghe, Hyunchae Chun, Grahame Faulkner, Dominic C. O'Brien, Peter J. Skabara, Graham A. Turnbull, Ifor D W Samuel

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Star-shaped organic semiconductors with boron dipyrromethene (BODIPY) cores are color-conversion materials for blue LED-based visible light communications. The difference between 0 and 1 bits is resolved in colour-converted data links at 100 Mb s−1. The BODIPY modulation bandwidth is eight times higher than that measured using conventional phosphor color converters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-540
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number4
Early online date12 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015


  • boron dipyrromethene
  • colour conversion
  • fluorescence
  • organic semiconductors
  • phosphors
  • solid-state lighting

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