Tuning of structural color using a dielectric actuator and multifunctional compliant electrodes

Zhao H. Fang, Christian Punckt, Eva Y. Leung, Hannes C. Schniepp, Ilhan A. Aksay

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Abstract

We have developed electrically conducting silicone elastomer nanocomposites that serve both as compliant electrodes in an electrostatic actuator and, at the same time, as optically active elements creating structural color. We demonstrate the capabilities of our setup by actuating an elastomeric diffraction grating and colloidal-crystal-based photonic structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6689-6696
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Optics
Volume49
Issue number35
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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