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 ENG  Vol.8 No.2 , February 2016
Constant-Stress Accelerated Degradation Life Test of an Organic Light-Emitting Diode Display under Violet Light
Abstract: The lifetime of commercial OLED display devices increases, so does the need for an accelerated lifetime testing method. The present work proposes a simple and accurate blackbox testing approach for commercial PMOLED display lifetime assessment using violet light-induced accelerated aging. Maximum likelihood estimations using lognormal distributions are performed based on datasets acquired from samples exposed to six different degrees of violet irradiance and accelerated life model is shown to accurately fit experimental data using an inverse power law. Based on these results, weighted average of the logarithmic standard deviation, the average life and median life can then be obtained for specific conditions of operation of the devices. As this method relies exclusively on violet light-induced degradation at room-temperature, this minimally-invasive testing procedure requires no significant modification to the display hardware architecture.
Cite this paper: Fortier, F. and Cloutier, S. (2016) Constant-Stress Accelerated Degradation Life Test of an Organic Light-Emitting Diode Display under Violet Light. Engineering, 8, 45-51. doi: 10.4236/eng.2016.82005.
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