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Widely tunable guided-mode resonance nanoelectromechanical RGB pixels

Robert Magnusson and Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 17, pp. 10903-10910 (2007)

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Widely tunable display pixels are reported. The pixel consists of a subwavelength silicon-nitride/air membrane containing complementary fixed and mobile gratings. By altering the device refractive index profile and symmetry, using MEMS actuation methods, wavelength tuning across ~100 nm per pixel in the visible spectral region is shown to be possible. Initial results illustrating the influence of structural symmetry, pixel thickness, and polarization on the spectral response are provided. These pixels exhibit ~±4° angular acceptance aperture. Applications in compact display systems are envisioned.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2007
Published: August 15, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Robert Magnusson and Mehrdad Shokooh-Saremi, "Widely tunable guided-mode resonance nanoelectromechanical RGB pixels," Opt. Express 15, 10903-10910 (2007)

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