New Oled technology for less energy-hungry screens

British researchers have found a way to maintain the brightness of a screen even in the light without cutting back on the energy needed. For this, they managed to modify the chemical components inside Oled diodes.

Smartphone manufacturers are currently competing on the size of screens, always larger. This has a negative impact on autonomy, considerably increasing power consumption. Researchers at  Imperial College London have developed a new type of Oled screen that could increase the brightness of the devices while reducing their consumption.

The pixels of the screens are lit by small Oled or organic light-emitting diodes. In order for the screen to be readable in the sun, manufacturers cover it with a filter to reduce glare. However, this filter also blocks half of the light produced by the screen, forcing the camera to use more energy to increase the brightness.

Polarized light that passes through the filter

The researchers’ invention consists in modifying the chemical components inside the diodes, which would then produce a  polarized light capable of passing through the lossless antireflection filter. With less wasted light, the power consumption of screens could be reduced by half, greatly increasing the autonomy of smartphones.

Technology does not apply only to mobile, but to all types of screens, such as tablets, the computer laptops, and televisions, to reduce power bill, but also improve picture quality with brightness and contrast-enhanced. The researchers also indicated that this technology could also be used in the storage, transmission, and encryption of information.