Optoelectronic Technology Laboratory (OeTL)

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The Optoelectronic Technology Laboratory (OeTL) was founded in July 2019, led by Prof. Donal Bradley and Prof. Paul Stavrinou. OeTL is focused on the development of novel semiconducting optoelectronic materials and devices and their application. In addition to the material development, the research spans the requisite studies into photophysical processes that underpin device operation and, from the molecular level, examines both micro- and nano-scale processes to develop high-performance electrical components that include light-emitting diodes, emitter and amplifier components, solar cells and detectors, etc. While a natural extension of activities currently underway at Oxford University, the OeTL is building capacity towards cost-effective scale-up manufacturing for near-term commercialization.

OeTL has established ~1400m2 laboratory and office areas. A world class research platform includes four laboratories: Advanced Material Development laboratory, Printed Electronics Laboratory (1000 class Cleanroom), Multifunctional Device Fabrication Laboratory, and Optoelectronic and Photonic Characterization Laboratory. High standard equipment meets the design and synthesis of new semiconductor materials, advanced micro- and nano- scale manufacturing techniques, fabrication and characterization of photonic and optoelectronic devices. OeTL has currently established an international team including 8 researchers.  

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Design and synthesis of new functional materials

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Compared with traditional inorganic counterparts, novel semiconductor materials, such as organic/polymeric, quantum dots, hybrid and perovskite materials have extensive advantages. These include widely tunable spectral characteristics, their processability, open form factor and lower manufacturing costs. Flexibility is the key. While initial design may target specific optoelectronic properties, the desired application space along with environmental and commercial aspects also emerge.


Advanced manufacturing technologies

advanced manufacturing technologies


OeTL laboratories are equipped with a suite of multifunctional device fabrication and characterization technologies. Capabilities include a high vacuum multisource cluster tool containing electron beam evaporation and thermal deposition, multi-chamber gloveboxes, and several printer/coater setups including slot-die, ink-jet and spray coater. These versatile platforms provide precise nano-scale preparation of multilayer structures, accurate inspection and control of microstructure and the ability to scale to large-area devices. All valuable for translating fundamental research to pilot-scale verification.


Novel photonic and optoelectronic devices and applications

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The design of devices based upon highly resonant, microcavity or subwavelength photonic structures provides our research framework into thin amorphous film semiconducting devices. The key to this is the ability to evaluate accurately, assess and determine stimulated emission processes from a range of materials, including polymer, colloidal quantum dots and perovskites. Efficient light-emitting or detecting devices show great promise over a broad range of industrial and commercial sectors. The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing demanding compact devices with flexible form in visible light communications, flexible/wearable devices, optical interconnection and the biomedical sector.





Prof. Paul Stavrinou


• PI

• Associate Professor (Photonics), Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.

• Fellow of Lincoln College

• Senior Dean and Secretary to Governing Body, Lincoln College

• Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Montreal.

• Former Director of the Plastic Electronics Centre for Doctoral Training, Imperial College London

• EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship holder (2005-10) in metallic nanoscale photonics.

Dr. Jingsong Huang

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• Head of OeTL and Co-PI

• Head of Perovskite Thin-Film ITC

• Visiting Fellow of Engineering Science Department, University of Oxford

• Visiting Professor, South China University of Technology

• Research interests: Organic optoelectronics; micro-nano manufacturing technologies




Prof. Donal Bradley

donal bradley

Visiting Academician and Co-PI

Fellow of the British Royal Society

Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Fellow of the Institute of Physics

Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Visiting Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Oxford



Dr. Jie Lin

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• Deputy Head of OeTL

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests: Microcavity organic/nanodevices & physics and is committed to constructing an optical resonant cavity suitable for high-efficiency electrical injection based on amorphous thin film devices.

Dr. Yun Hu


Research scientist

• Research interests: organic optoelectronic devices research including organic electroluminescent devices, organic photodetector, organic/inorganic interfaces and fully transparent organic devices



Dewan Wang

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Senoir Research Technician

Research interests: Film coating technology, including defects identification, troubleshooting, material utilization, yield improvement and operation process standardization etc.


Yachu Du

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Research Scientist

Research interests: Organic semiconductors, organic light-emitting materials and computational chemistry


Wenwen Tao

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Research Technician

Research interests: development and application of fully printed organic light-emitting diodes.

Geng He

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Research Technician

Research interests: Optical micro-nanostructure design, fabrication and characterization of organic semiconductor microcavity light-emitting diodes




19. Q. Chen, Y. Hu, J. Lin, J. Huang, S.-L. Gong, G. Xie, Phenethylammonium bromide interlayer for high- performance red quantum-dot light emitting diodes. Nanoscale Horiz.  (2024), doi:10.1039/d3nh00495c.

18. A. A. A. Pirzado, C. Wang, X. Zhang, S. Chen, R. Jia, H. Zhang, J. Wang, T. A. Malo, J. Lin, G. He, E. Akman, J. Huang, J. Jie, Room-Temperature Growth of Perovskite Single Crystals via Antisolvent-Assisted Confinement for High-Performance Electroluminescent Devices. Nano Energy, 118, Part A, 108951(2023).

17. D. Zou, Y. Wang, Y. Zhang, X. Guo, Y. Lv, J. Lin, J. Huang, X. Liu, Solvent atmosphere-assisted crystallization of perovskites for room-temperature continuous- wave amplified spontaneous emission. J. Mater. Chem. C. 11, 11730–11738 (2023).

16. Q. Chen, Z. Qi, J. Lin, J. Huang, G. Xie, Promise to electrically pumped colloidal quantum dot lasers. Innovation. 4, 100498 (2023).

15. H. Zhang, X. Zhang, C. Wang, T. Yu, G. He, R. Jia, A. A. A. Pirzado, J. Lin, J. Huang, J. Peng, J. Jie, X. Zhang, Single-Crystal Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes with External Quantum Efficiency of over 8% Enabled by Nonstoichiometric Composition Tuning. Laser Photonics Rev. 17, 2200904 (2023).

14. L. Li, Y. Hu, Y. Chen, C. Wang, G. Zhao, X. Du, C. Wang, L. Xiao, Z. Lu, J. Wang, D. Wang, J. Jie, J. Huang, G. Zou, Surface Defect Suppression for High Color Purity Light- Emitting Diode of Free-Standing Single-Crystal Perovskite Film. Adv. Funct. Mater, 33, 2301205 (2023).

13. X. Gao, J. Lin, X. Guo, G. He, D. Zou, T. Ishii, D. Zhang, C. Zhao, H. Zhan, J. Huang, X. Liu, C. Adachi, C. Qin, and L. Wang, Room-Temperature Continuous-Wave Microcavity Lasers from Solution-Processed Smooth Quasi-2D Perovskite Films with Low Thresholds. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 14, 2493 2500 (2023).

12. M. Huo, Y. Hu, Q. Xue, J. Huang; G. Xie, Solution-Processed Large-Area Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Antireflective Films for Perovskite Solar Cell, Molecules 28(5), 2145, (2023).

11. Y. Hu, J. Huang, P. N. Stavrinou, and D. D. C. Bradley, Light Regulation of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes with Conductive Distributed Bragg Reflectors, Proc. SPIE 12314, Optoelectronic Devices and Integration XI, 123140O (2022)

10. C. Yu, Y. Hu, J. Yang, J. Huang, B. Li, L. Wu, F. Li, Efficient and Stable Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells with TOASiW12-Modified Al as a Cathode, Adv. Funct. Mater.33, 2209290 (2022). 

9. Q. Niu, L. Zhang, Y. Xu, W. Hua, W. Huang, H. Lv, W. Zeng, Y. Min, J. Huang, R. Xia, Optimization of Ag/PCBM interface via solvent treatment for efficient perovskite solar cell, Synth. Met. 290, 117144 (2022).

8. G. Lu, H. Qiu, X. Du, K. K. Sonigara, J. Wang, Y. Zhang, Z. Chen, L. Chen, Y. Ren, Z. Zhao, J. Du, S. Li, J. Zhao, G. Cui, Heteroleptic Coordination Polymer Electrolytes Initiated by Lewis-Acidic Eutectics for Solid Zinc-Metal Batteries, Chem. Mater. 34, 8975(2022).

7. W. Zeng, R. Ye, C. Yuan, Y. Shi, Q. Niu, W. Tan, J. Huang, R. Xia, Y. Min, Enhanced Sn-based perovskite solar cells with PEDOT:PSS layer doped with edetate disodium, Synth. Met. 290, 117156(2022).

6. Y. Xu, Q.L. Niu, L. Zhang, C.C. Yuan, Y.H. Ma, W. Hua, W.J. Zeng 1, Y.G. Min, J. Huang, R.D. Xia, Highly efficient perovskite solar cell based on PVK hole transport layer, Polymers 14, 2249(2022).

5. Q. Tian, W. Shen, Y. Yu, X. Wang, J. Cai, Y. Hu, Z. Jiang, J. Huang, L. Liao, Systematic strategy for high-performance small molecular hybrid white OLED via blade coating at ambient condition, Organic Electronics 100, 106366 (2022).

4. K. Sonigara, H. Wang, J. Chao, Z. Xie, J. Fan, J. Huang, P. N. Stavrinou, D. D. C. Bradley. Phenothiazine-Benzimidazole Based Architecture as an Efficient Interfacial Charge Transport Layer for Perovskite Blue Light Emitting Diodes, Proc. SPIE 11894, Optoelectronic Devices and Integration X, 118940H (9 October 2021)

3. Q. Zhang, W. Tao, J. Huang, R. Xia, J. Cabanillas-Gonzalez, Toward Electrically Pumped Organic Lasers: A Review and Outlook on Material Developments and Resonator Architectures, Adv. Photonics Res. 2, 2000155 (2021).

2. X. Wang, Y. Hu, Y. Yu, Q. Tian, W. Shen, W. Yang, Z. Jiang, L. Liao, Over 800 nm Emission via Harvesting of Triplet Excitons in Exciplex Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, J Phys Chem Lett. 12, 6034 (2021).

1. T. Shan, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang, Z. Xie, Q. Wei, J. Xu, M. Zhang, C. Wang, Q. Bao, X. Wang, C. C. Chen, J. Huang, Q. Chen, F. Liu, L. Chen, H. Zhong, Universal and versatile morphology engineering via hot fluorous solvent soaking for organic bulk heterojunction, Nat. Commun. 11, 5585 (2020).



4. Apparatus and method for testing optical properties (CNIPA). Patent Appl. No. 2023100858524, February 2023.

3. Method of preparing transparent conductive polymer film and conductive polymer prepared by the method (CNIPA), International Patent Appl.No.PCT/CN2022/142000, December 2022.

2. Coating solution for forming an organic light-emitting layer or a photosensitive layer, and light-emitting layer or photosensitive layer, and preparing method thereof, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA). Patent Appl. No. 202111038567. 4, September 2021.

1. Auto-encapsulating organic blends, and perovskite precursor materials and derivatives of thereof, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA). Patent Appl. No. 2020104517050, May 2020.



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