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Active-matrix OLED using 150oC a-Si TFT backplane built on flexible plastic substrate
Author(s): Kalluri R. Sarma; Charles Chanley; Sonia R. Dodd; Jared Roush; John Schmidt; Gordana Srdanov; Matthew Stevenson; Ralf Wessel; Jeffrey Innocenzo; Gang Yu; Marie B. O'Regan; W. A. MacDonald; R. Eveson; Ke Long; Helena Gleskova; Sigurd Wagner; James C. Sturm
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Paper Abstract

Flexible displays fabricated using plastic substrates have a potential for being very thin, light weight, highly rugged with greatly minimized propensity for breakage, roll-to-roll manufacturing and lower cost. The emerging OLED display media offers the advantage of being a solid state and rugged structure for flexible displays in addition to the many potential advantages of an AM OLED over the currently dominant AM LCD. The current high level of interest in flexible displays is facilitating the development of the required enabling technologies which include development of plastic substrates, low temperature active matrix device and backplane fabrication, and display packaging. In the following we will first discuss our development efforts in the PEN based plastic substrates, active matrix backplane technology, low temperature (150°C) a-Si TFT devices and an AM OLED test chip used for evaluating various candidate designs. We will then describe the design, fabrication and successful evaluation and demonstration of a 64x64 pixel AM OLED test display using a-Si TFT backplane fabricated at 150°C on the flexible plastic substrate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5080, Cockpit Displays X, (10 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.497638
Show Author Affiliations
Kalluri R. Sarma, Honeywell International, Inc. (United States)
Charles Chanley, Honeywell International, Inc. (United States)
Sonia R. Dodd, Honeywell International, Inc. (United States)
Jared Roush, Honeywell International, Inc. (United States)
John Schmidt, Honeywell International, Inc. (United States)
Gordana Srdanov, DuPont Displays (United States)
Matthew Stevenson, DuPont Displays (United States)
Ralf Wessel, DuPont Displays (United States)
Jeffrey Innocenzo, DuPont Displays (United States)
Gang Yu, DuPont Displays (United States)
Marie B. O'Regan, DuPont Displays (United States)
W. A. MacDonald, DuPont Teijin Films U.K. (United Kingdom)
R. Eveson, DuPont Teijin Films U.K. (United Kingdom)
Ke Long, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Helena Gleskova, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Sigurd Wagner, Princeton Univ. (United States)
James C. Sturm, Princeton Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5080:
Cockpit Displays X
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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