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An elastomeric light valve has a substrate with a principal surface on which is formed a multiplicity of pixels; each pixel includes a first set of pixel electrodes interdigitated with a second set of pixel electrodes. A silicone elastomer gel is disposed over both the principal substrate surface and the two sets of pixel electrodes. At least one silicone/polycarbonate self-supporting pellicle is disposed substantially completely over the gel layer; the pellicle and elastomer gel layer are heat cured to improve the response of the layers to electrostatic forces induced in the light valve by control voltages applied during operation of the light valve. A layer of gold is disposed over the at least one pellicle and a layer of silver is disposed over the gold layer to provide an exposed specular surface which is easily deformed and resilient to transverse stresses. Address-lines are provided for applying control voltages to the first and second sets of pixel electrodes responsive to a video signal; a bias voltage is applied to the gold and silver layers to provide optimum light valve sensitivity at lower control voltages.

Title
Transferrable, self-supporting pellicle for elastomer light valve displays and method for making the same
Application Number
7/437422
Publication Number
5124834
Application Date
November 16, 1989
Publication Date
June 23, 1992
Inventor
Stanley J Lubowski
Scotia
NY, US
Dominic A Cusano
Schenectady
NY, US
Agent
James C Davis Jr
Marvin Snyder
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
H04N 5/74
G02B 26/00
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