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

Citation:

Fang, Z. H. ; Punckt, C. ; Leung, E. Y. ; Schniepp, H. C. ; Aksay, I. A. Tuning of structural color using a dielectric actuator and multifunctional compliant electrodes. Applied Optics 2010, 49, 6689-6696.

Date Published:

Dec

ISBN Number:

1559-128X

Accession Number:

WOS:000285184200004

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. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America