Infrared-assisted and roller-based direct metal contact transfer technology for flexible polarizer

Chun Hung Chen, Te Hui Yu, Yung Chun Lee, Fei Bin Hsiao

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Abstract

In this paper we report the fabrication of metallic nano-wired polarizer on polymer substrate based on infrared assisted and roller based direct metal contact transfer technology. This method effectively resolves several serious problems in conventional hot-embossing types of nano-imprinting such as uniformly applied pressure and thermal deformation of the flexible substrate due to over heating. In this new contact printing process, we utilize a glass cylinder to keep the PET substrate being in contact with the mold constantly and stably. To avoid over heating and thermal deformation, an infrared light is used to heat up the surface of the PET substrate and achieves localized melting of the polymer surface. After PET heating, the metallic grating patterns which are per-deposited on the Si mold are transferred on the PET substrate, hence forms a flexible polarizer of metallic grating. In addition, this method does not need chemical etching in or after the transfer process so that it significantly simplifies the printing procedures. We have successfully produced a number of metallic nano-wired flexible polarizers easily by this infrared-assisted and roller-based direct metal contact transfer technology, and their optical performance has been experimentally characterized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE 5th International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2010
Pages937-940
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 29
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2010 - Xiamen, China
Duration: 2010 Jan 202010 Jan 23

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Name2010 IEEE 5th International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2010

Other

Other5th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2010
CountryChina
CityXiamen
Period10-01-2010-01-23

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Chen, C. H., Yu, T. H., Lee, Y. C., & Hsiao, F. B. (2010). Infrared-assisted and roller-based direct metal contact transfer technology for flexible polarizer. In 2010 IEEE 5th International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2010 (pp. 937-940). [5592114] (2010 IEEE 5th International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, NEMS 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/NEMS.2010.5592114