Active Matrix OLED Using 150°C 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, S. Wagner, J. C. Sturm

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

39 Scopus citations


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 (US)
Pages (from-to)180-191
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2003
EventCockpit Displays X - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2003Apr 25 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • 150°C a-Si TFT
  • Flexible AM OLED
  • Flexible Active Matrix OLED
  • Flexible Display
  • Flexible TFT-OLED
  • Organic Light Emitting Diode
  • Plastic Dimensional Stability
  • Plastic Display
  • Plastic Substrate


Dive into the research topics of 'Active Matrix OLED Using 150°C a-Si TFT Backplane Built on Flexible Plastic Substrate'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this