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An interferometric modulator manufactured according to a particular set of processing parameters may have a non-zero offset voltage. A process has been developed for modifying the processing parameters to shift the non-zero offset voltage closer to zero. For example, the process may involve identifying a set of processing parameters for manufacturing an interferometric modulator that results in a non-zero offset voltage for the interferometric modulator. The set of processing parameters may then be modified to shift the non-zero offset voltage closer to zero. For example, modifying the set of processing parameters may involve modifying one or more deposition parameters used to make the interferometric modulator, applying a current (e.g., a counteracting current) to the interferometric modulator, and/or annealing the interferometric modulator. Interferometric modulators made according to the set of modified processing parameters may have improved performance and/or simpler drive schemes.

Title
Process for modifying offset voltage characteristics of an interferometric modulator
Application Number
11/208052
Publication Number
7327510 (B2)
Application Date
August 19, 2005
Publication Date
February 5, 2008
Inventor
Brian J Gally
Los Gatos
CA, US
William J Cummings
Millbrae
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
IDC
CA, US
IPC
G02F 1/03
G02B 26/00
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