An organic light-emitting transistor (OLET) is a form of transistor that emits light. These transistors have potential for digital displays and on-chip optical interconnects.[1] OLET is a new light-emission concept, providing planar light sources that can be easily integrated in substrates like silicon, glass, and paper using standard microelectronic techniques.[2]

OLETs differ from OLEDs in that an active matrix can be made entirely of OLETs, whereas OLEDs must be combined with switching elements such as TFTs.

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  1. ^ Savage, Neil (2010-05-04). "Organic Transistor Could Outshine OLEDs > OLETs are faster and might make better on-chip optical interconnects". IEEE. Archived from the original on 2022-06-12. Retrieved 2022-06-12. A transistor that emits light and is made from organic materials could lead to cheaper digital displays and fast-switching light sources on computer chips, according to the researchers who built it
  2. ^ Berger, Michael (2010-05-06). "Organic light-emitting transistors outperforming OLEDs". Archived from the original on 2022-05-15. Retrieved 2022-06-12. [...] OLETs could open a new era in organic optoelectronics and serve as test beds to address general fundamental optoelectronic and photonic issues