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Soft Lithography Microlens Fabrication And Array For Enhanced Light Extraction From Organic Light Emitting Diodes (Oleds), Wai Y. Leung, Joong-Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho Jun 2014

Soft Lithography Microlens Fabrication And Array For Enhanced Light Extraction From Organic Light Emitting Diodes (Oleds), Wai Y. Leung, Joong-Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho

Iowa State University Patents

Provided are microlens arrays for use on the substrate of OLEDs to extract more light that is trapped in waveguided modes inside the devices and methods of manufacturing same. Light extraction with microlens arrays is not limited to the light emitting area, but is also efficient in extracting light from the whole microlens patterned area where waveguiding occurs. Large microlens array, compared to the size of the light emitting area, extract more light and result in over 100% enhancement. Such a microlens array is not limited to (O)LEDs of specific emission, configuration, pixel size, or pixel shape. It is ...


Manufacturing Method Of Photonic Crystal, In Sung Park, Tae Ho Lee, Jin Ho Ahn, Rana Biswas, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho, Jae-Hwang Lee Jan 2013

Manufacturing Method Of Photonic Crystal, In Sung Park, Tae Ho Lee, Jin Ho Ahn, Rana Biswas, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho, Jae-Hwang Lee

Iowa State University Patents

A manufacturing method of a photonic crystal is provided. In the method, a high-refractive-index material is conformally deposited on an exposed portion of a periodic template composed of a low-refractive-index material by an atomic layer deposition process so that a difference in refractive indices or dielectric constants between the template and adjacent air becomes greater, which makes it possible to form a three-dimensional photonic crystal having a superior photonic bandgap. Herein, the three-dimensional structure may be prepared by a layer-by-layer method.


Metal-Nanowall Grating Transparent Electrodes: Achieving High Optical Transmittance At High Incident Angles With Minimal Diffraction, Ping Kuang, Joong Mok Park, Geyuan Liu, Zhuo Ye, Wai Y. Leung, Sumit Chaudhary, David W. Lynch, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant Jan 2013

Metal-Nanowall Grating Transparent Electrodes: Achieving High Optical Transmittance At High Incident Angles With Minimal Diffraction, Ping Kuang, Joong Mok Park, Geyuan Liu, Zhuo Ye, Wai Y. Leung, Sumit Chaudhary, David W. Lynch, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

A novel architecture has been employed to fabricate transparent electrodes with high conductivity and high optical transmittance at high incident angles. Soft lithography is used to fabricate polymer grating patterns onto which thin metallic films are deposited. Etching removes excess metal leaving tall walls of metal. Polymer encapsulation of the structure both protects the metal and minimizes diffraction. Transmission is dependent upon the height of the walls and encapsulation and varies from 60% to 80% for structures with heights of 1400 nm to 300 nm. In encapsulated structures, very little distortion is visible (either parallel to or perpendicular to standing ...


Photonic Crystal: Energy-Related Applications, Zhuo Ye, Joong Mok Park, Kristen P. Constant, Tae Guen Kim, Kai-Ming Ho Jun 2012

Photonic Crystal: Energy-Related Applications, Zhuo Ye, Joong Mok Park, Kristen P. Constant, Tae Guen Kim, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

We review recent work on photonic-crystal fabrication using soft-lithography techniques. We consider applications of the resulting structures in energy-related areas such as lighting and solar-energy harvesting. In general, our aim is to introduce the reader to the concepts of photonic crystals, describe their history, development, and fabrication techniques and discuss a selection of energy-related applications.


Soft Holographic Interference Lithography Microlens For Enhanced Organic Light Emitting Diode Light Extraction, Joong Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Wai Y. Leung, Rui Liu, Zhuo Ye, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho Jul 2011

Soft Holographic Interference Lithography Microlens For Enhanced Organic Light Emitting Diode Light Extraction, Joong Mok Park, Zhengqing Gan, Wai Y. Leung, Rui Liu, Zhuo Ye, Kristen P. Constant, Joseph Shinar, Ruth Shinar, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Very uniform 2 μm-pitch square microlens arrays (μLAs), embossed on the blank glass side of an indium-tin-oxide (ITO)-coated 1.1 mm-thick glass, are used to enhance light extraction from organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) by ~100%, significantly higher than enhancements reported previously. The array design and size relative to the OLED pixel size appear to be responsible for this enhancement. The arrays are fabricated by very economical soft lithography imprinting of a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mold (itself obtained from a Ni master stamp that is generated from holographic interference lithography of a photoresist) on a UV-curable polyurethane drop placed on the ...


Fabrication Of Submicron Metallic Grids With Interference And Phase-Mask Holography, Joong Mok Park, Tae Geun Kim, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho Jan 2011

Fabrication Of Submicron Metallic Grids With Interference And Phase-Mask Holography, Joong Mok Park, Tae Geun Kim, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Complex, submicron Cu metallic mesh nanostructures are made by electrochemical deposition using polymer templates made from photoresist. The polymer templates are fabricated with photoresist using two-beam interference holography and phase mask holography with three diffracted beams. Freestanding metallic mesh structures are made in two separate electrodepositions with perpendicular photoresist grating templates. Cu mesh square nanostructures having large (52.6%) open areas are also made by single electrodeposition with a photoresist template made with a phase mask. These structures have potential as electrodes in photonic devices.


Semicrystalline Woodpile Photonic Crystals Without Complicated Alignment Via Soft Lithography, Jae-Hwang Lee, Ping Kuang, Wai Y. Leung, Yong-Sung Kim, Joong Mok Park, Henry Kang, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho Jan 2010

Semicrystalline Woodpile Photonic Crystals Without Complicated Alignment Via Soft Lithography, Jae-Hwang Lee, Ping Kuang, Wai Y. Leung, Yong-Sung Kim, Joong Mok Park, Henry Kang, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

We report the fabrication and characterization of woodpile photonic crystals with up to 12 layers through titania nanoparticle infiltration of a polymer template made by soft lithography. Because the complicated alignment in the conventional layer-by-layer fabrication associated with diamondlike symmetry is replaced by a simple 90° alignment, the fabricatedphotonic crystal has semicrystalline phase. However, the crystal performs similarly to a perfectly aligned crystal for the light propagation integrated from the surface normal to 30° at the main photonic band gap.


Polarized Thermal Radiation By Layer-By-Layer Metallic Emitters With Sub-Wavelength Grating, Jae-Hwang Lee, Wai Y. Leung, Tae Guen Kim, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho Jun 2008

Polarized Thermal Radiation By Layer-By-Layer Metallic Emitters With Sub-Wavelength Grating, Jae-Hwang Lee, Wai Y. Leung, Tae Guen Kim, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Metallic thermal emitters consisting of two layers of differently structured nickel gratings on a homogeneous nickel layer are fabricated by soft lithography and studied for polarized thermal radiation. A thermal emitter in combination with a sub-wavelength grating shows a high extinction ratio, with a maximum value close to 5, in a wide mid-infrared range from 3.2 to 7.8 µm, as well as high emissivity up to 0.65 at a wavelength of 3.7µm. All measurements show good agreement with theoretical predictions. Numerical simulations reveal that a high electric field exists within the localized air space surrounded by ...


Three-Dimensional Metallic Photonic Crystals Fabricated By Soft Lithography For Midinfrared Applications, Jae-Hwang Lee, Chang-Hwan Kim, Yong-Sung Kim, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant, Cha-Hwan Oh Jan 2006

Three-Dimensional Metallic Photonic Crystals Fabricated By Soft Lithography For Midinfrared Applications, Jae-Hwang Lee, Chang-Hwan Kim, Yong-Sung Kim, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant, Cha-Hwan Oh

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

We present an efficient method of fabricating freestanding three-dimensional metallic photonic crystals using soft lithography. Low cost and ease of fabrication are achieved through gold sputter deposition on a freestanding woodpile polymer template. We compare experimental results to theoretical calculations for tetragonal and face-centered-tetragonal structures as a function of the number of layers. The photonic crystals behave like full metallic structures with a photonic band edge at a wavelength of 3.5μm. The rejection rates of the structures are about 10dB/layer.


Photonic Bandgaps Of Conformally Coated Structures, Rana Biswas, Jinho Ahn, Taoho Lee, Jae-Hwang Lee, Yong-Sung Kim, Chang-Hwan Kim, Wai Y. Leung, Cha-Hwan Oh, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho Dec 2005

Photonic Bandgaps Of Conformally Coated Structures, Rana Biswas, Jinho Ahn, Taoho Lee, Jae-Hwang Lee, Yong-Sung Kim, Chang-Hwan Kim, Wai Y. Leung, Cha-Hwan Oh, Kristen P. Constant, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Polymeric molds of the layer-by-layer photonic crystal can be economically synthesized with a microtransfer molding technique. The refractive indices of these molds are low, preventing formation of a photonic bandgap. We find that such molds can be conformally coated with higher-index material. Photonic band calculations find structures in which conformally coated layer-by-layer molds have complete bandgaps for both titania and silicon coatings. Large stop bands exist in the 001 stacking direction. Feasibility of experimental conformal coating of the molds has been demonstrated with a titania-coated polyurethane mold, which shows optical features in agreement with simulations of reflection and transmission.


Diffracted Moiré Fringes As Analysis And Alignment Tools For Multilayer Fabrication In Soft Lithography, Jae-Hwang Lee, Chang-Hwan Kim, Yong-Sung Kim, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant, Wai Y. Leung, Cha-Hwan Oh Jan 2005

Diffracted Moiré Fringes As Analysis And Alignment Tools For Multilayer Fabrication In Soft Lithography, Jae-Hwang Lee, Chang-Hwan Kim, Yong-Sung Kim, Kai-Ming Ho, Kristen P. Constant, Wai Y. Leung, Cha-Hwan Oh

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

We studied the first-order diffractedmoiré fringes of transparent multilayered structures comprised of irregularly deformed periodic patterns. By a comparison study of the diffractedmoiré fringe pattern and detailed microscopy of the structure, we show that the diffractedmoiré fringe can be used as a nondestructive tool to analyze the alignment of multilayered structures. We demonstrate the alignment method for the case of layer-by-layer microstructures using soft lithography. The alignment method yields high contrast of fringes even when the materials being aligned have very weak contrasts. The imaging method of diffractedmoiré fringes is a versatile visual tool for the microfabrication of transparent deformable ...


Fabrication Of Photonic Band Gap Crystal Using Microtransfer Molded Templates, Wai Y. Leung, Henry Kang, Kristen P. Constant, D. Cann, Chang-Hwan Kim, Rana Biswas, M. M. Sigalas, Kai-Ming Ho Jan 2003

Fabrication Of Photonic Band Gap Crystal Using Microtransfer Molded Templates, Wai Y. Leung, Henry Kang, Kristen P. Constant, D. Cann, Chang-Hwan Kim, Rana Biswas, M. M. Sigalas, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

We have proposed and demonstrated an economical technique to fabricate a three-dimensional layer-by-layer photonic band gapstructure in the infrared wavelengths. An organic polymer template structure, an inverse layer-by-layer photonic crystalstructure, is assembled using the microtransfer molding technique. This template is infiltrated with sol-gel or nanoparticle titanium oxide slurry, then later removed by heat treatment at a temperature range of 550–800 °C. This method can be extended to fabricatephotonic crystals operating at optical and ultraviolet frequencies.


Structural Characterization Of Thin Film Photonic Crystals, G. Subramania, Rana Biswas, Kristen P. Constant, M. M. Sigalas, Kai-Ming Ho May 2001

Structural Characterization Of Thin Film Photonic Crystals, G. Subramania, Rana Biswas, Kristen P. Constant, M. M. Sigalas, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

We quantitatively analyze the structure of thin film inverse-opal photonic crystals composed of ordered arrays of air pores in a background of titania. Ordering of the sphere template and introduction of the titania background were performed simultaneously in the thin film photonic crystals. Nondestructive optical measurements of backfilling with high refractive index liquids, angle-resolved reflectivity, and optical spectroscopy were combined with band-structure calculations. The analysis reveals a thin film photonic crystal structure with a very high filling fraction (92–94 %) of air and a substantial compression along the c axis (∼22–25%).


Optical Photonic Crystals Fabricated From Colloidal Systems, G. Subramania, Kristen P. Constant, Rana Biswas, M. M. Sigalas, Kai-Ming Ho Jun 1999

Optical Photonic Crystals Fabricated From Colloidal Systems, G. Subramania, Kristen P. Constant, Rana Biswas, M. M. Sigalas, Kai-Ming Ho

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Photonic crystals of close-packed arrays of air spheres in a dielectric background of titania have been fabricated with a ceramic technique. Unlike previous methods, ordering of the spheres and the formation of the titania network are performed simultaneously. The photonic crystals exhibit a reflectance peak and a uniform color at the position of the first stop band. The wavelength of the reflectance peak scales very well with the sphere size.