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Title: Electrode with transparent series resistance for uniform switching of optical modulation devices

Abstract

Switching uniformity of an optical modulation device for controlling the propagation of electromagnetic radiation is improved by use of an electrode comprising an electrically resistive layer that is transparent to the radiation. The resistive layer is preferably an innerlayer of a wide-bandgap oxide sandwiched between layers of indium tin oxide or another transparent conductor, and may be of uniform thickness, or may be graded so as to provide further improvement in the switching uniformity. The electrode may be used with electrochromic and reversible electrochemical mirror (REM) smart window devices, as well as display devices based on various technologies.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Camarillo, CA
  2. Thousand Oaks, CA
  3. Newbury Park, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Rockwell Scientific Co LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921691
Patent Number(s):
7317566
Application Number:
11/162,106
Assignee:
Teledyne Licensing, LLC (Thousand Oaks, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02F - DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-03NT41951
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Tench, D Morgan, Cunningham, Michael A, and Kobrin, Paul H. Electrode with transparent series resistance for uniform switching of optical modulation devices. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Tench, D Morgan, Cunningham, Michael A, & Kobrin, Paul H. Electrode with transparent series resistance for uniform switching of optical modulation devices. United States.
Tench, D Morgan, Cunningham, Michael A, and Kobrin, Paul H. Tue . "Electrode with transparent series resistance for uniform switching of optical modulation devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921691.
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abstractNote = {Switching uniformity of an optical modulation device for controlling the propagation of electromagnetic radiation is improved by use of an electrode comprising an electrically resistive layer that is transparent to the radiation. The resistive layer is preferably an innerlayer of a wide-bandgap oxide sandwiched between layers of indium tin oxide or another transparent conductor, and may be of uniform thickness, or may be graded so as to provide further improvement in the switching uniformity. The electrode may be used with electrochromic and reversible electrochemical mirror (REM) smart window devices, as well as display devices based on various technologies.},
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year = {2008},
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