Fields of expertiseThe Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC


Coupling/decoupling light into and out of waveguides plays a major role in efforts to improve the efficiency of LEDs, OLEDs, solar cells, and displays. Depending on requirements, Fraunhofer ISC develops purely inorganic or hybrid films that can be manufactured to provide the appropriate refractive index, scattering parameters, or surface roughness and structures that will enable the component’s performance to be improved. The development of these materials and the associated technologies for their application represents another step toward an energy-optimized future.