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Optoelectronic device

United States Patent

September 9, 2014
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The invention is an optoelectronic device comprising an active portion which converts light to electricity or converts electricity to light, the active portion having a front side for the transmittal of the light and a back side opposite from the front side, at least two electrical leads to the active portion to convey electricity to or from the active portion, an enclosure surrounding the active portion and through which the at least two electrical leads pass wherein the hermetically sealed enclosure comprises at the front side of the active portion a barrier material which allows for transmittal of light, one or more getter materials disposed so as to not impede the transmission of light to or from the active portion, and a contiguous gap pathway to the getter material which pathway is disposed between the active portion and the barrier material.
Bonekamp; Jeffrey E. (Midland, MI), Boven; Michelle L. (Midland, MI), Gaston; Ryan S. (Midland, MI)
Dow Global Technologies LLC (Midland, MI)
12/ 727,224
March 18, 2010
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under contract DE-FC36-07G01754 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights to in this invention.