Combinatorial color arrays based on optical micro-resonators in monolithic architecture

In Ho Lee, Sin Hyung Lee, Chang Min Keum, Se Um Kim, Sin Doo Lee

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We demonstrate two types of combinatorial color arrays based on the Fabry-Perot (FP) micro-resonators in monolithic architecture. Optical micro-resonators corresponding to color elements are constructed using a soluble dielectric material between two transreflective layers by transferprinting in either a pattern-by-pattern or a pattern-on-pattern fashion. The color palette depends primarily on the thickness and the refractive index of a dielectric material embedded in the micro-resonator. A self-defined lateral gap between two adjacent color elements provides the functionality of lightblocking by the underlying background layer. A prototype of a liquid crystal display incorporated with our combinatorial color array is also demonstrated. This monolithic integration of different FP micro-resonators leads to a versatile platform to build up a new class of color arrays for a variety of visual applications including displays and coloration devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15320-15327
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number12
StatePublished - 16 Jun 2014


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