Journal of the Society for Information Display

Optimization of light-valve mirrors

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A mirror structure for reflective Si-based light valves was fabricated using chemical-mechanical polishing and a thin 150-nm Al(Cu)/Ti mirror to minimize hillock formation. The use of chemical-mechanical polishing planarization resulted in only a 1% loss in reflectivity from topography under the mirrors. The reflectivity for pixel sizes from 7.5 to 40 μm and 0.7- or 0.5-μm gaps were measured, and the performance of TN LC pixels with different sizes and inversion methods are reported.