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FABRICATION OF CARBON NANOTUBES ON INTER-DIGITATED METAL ELECTRODE FOR SWITCHABLE NANOPHOTONIC DEVICES

By Q. Dai, H. Butt, R. Rajasekharan, T. D. Wilkinson, and G. A. J. Amaratunga

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Abstract:
This paper reports the modeling and characterization of interdigitated rows of carbon nanotube electrodes used to address a liquid crystal media. Finite Element Method modeling of the nanotube arrays was performed to analyze the static electric fields produced to find suitable electrode geometry. A device was fabricated based on the simulation results and electro optics characteristics of the device are presented. This finding has applications in the development of micron and submicron pixels, precise beem steering and nanotube based active back planes.

Citation:
Q. Dai, H. Butt, R. Rajasekharan, T. D. Wilkinson, and G. A. J. Amaratunga, "Fabrication of carbon nanotubes on inter-digitated metal electrode for switchable nanophotonic devices," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 127, 65-77, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIER12022603
http://www.jpier.org/pier/pier.php?paper=12022603

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