Active matrix OLED using 150ºC a-Si TFT backplane built on flexible plastic substrate

K. R. Sarma, C. Chanley, S. Dodd, J. Roush, J. Schmidt, G. Srdanov, M. Stevenson, R. Wessel, J. Innocenzo, G. Yu, M. O'Regan, W. A. MacDonald, R. Eveson, K. Long, H. Gleskova, Sigurd Wagner, J. C. Sturm

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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 64×64 pixel AM OLED test display using a-Si TFT backplane fabricated at 150°C on the flexible plastic substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationCockpit Displays X
EditorsD. G. Hopper
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2003
EventConference on Cockpit Displays X - Orlando, Florida, United States
Duration: 22 Apr 200325 Apr 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
ISSN (Electronic)0277-786X


ConferenceConference on Cockpit Displays X
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, Florida


  • active matrix
  • OLED
  • organic light emitting diodes
  • flexible plastic


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