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Plasmonic nanohole electrodes for active color tunable liquid crystal transmissive pixels

Bartholomew, R and Williams, C and Khan, A and Bowman, R and Wilkinson, T (2017) Plasmonic nanohole electrodes for active color tunable liquid crystal transmissive pixels. Optics Letters, 42. p. 2810. ISSN 0146-9592

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Abstract

Plasmonic pixels have been shown to offer numerous advantages over pigment-based color filters used in modern commercial liquid crystal (LC) displays. However, wideband dynamic tunability across the visible spectrum remains challenging. We experimentally demonstrate transmissive electrically tunable LC-nanohole pixels operating across the visible spectrum with unpolarized input light. An ultrathin Al nanohole electrode is designed to exhibit a polarized spectral response based on surface plasmon resonances. An output analyzer in combination with a nematic LC layer enables pixel color to be electronically controlled through an applied voltage across the device. Where LC re-orientation leads to tunable mixing of the relative contributions from the plasmonic color input. The nano-structured Al layer, acting as combined electrode, polarizer and functional color filter, is highly promising for electro-optic display applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 18:57
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 01:50
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