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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21803–21808

Nanostructured indium-tin-oxide films fabricated by all-solution processing for functional transparent electrodes

Seong Hwan Lee and Na Young Ha  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21803-21808 (2011)

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We investigated nanostructured indium-tin-oxide (ITO) films fabricated by all-solution processing of ITO nanoparticles and a nanoimprint lithography technique. The nanostructured ITO film with one-dimensional periodicity has low sheet resistance of ~200 Ω/sq, high optical transparency of ~80%, and specific transmission spectra due to light diffractions. By using this ITO film as a transparent electrode and an alignment layer of nematic liquid crystals (LCs), we successfully demonstrate the electro-optic performance of LC devices. This functional transparent electrode can give rise to new photonic devices with nanostructures.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.1950) Optical devices : Diffraction gratings
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(310.7005) Thin films : Transparent conductive coatings

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: August 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2011
Published: October 20, 2011

Seong Hwan Lee and Na Young Ha, "Nanostructured indium-tin-oxide films fabricated by all-solution processing for functional transparent electrodes," Opt. Express 19, 21803-21808 (2011)

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