This paper presents ultrathin and highly sensitive input/output devices consisting of a capacitive touch sensor (Cap-TSP) integrated on thin-film-encapsulated active-matrix organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The optimal structure of the electrically noise-free capacitive touch sensor, which is assembled on a thin-film-encapsulated active-matrix OLED (AMOLED) display, is obtained by investigating the internal electrical field distribution and capacitance change based on the Q3D Extractor model. Electrostatic simulations have verified malfunction-free electrical signals for 4-in diagonal-sized capacitive touch sensors on AMOLEDs possessing a 100- μm-thick optically clear adhesive (OCA, εr = 1.4) layer. The prototype OLED platform using the capacitive touch sensors exhibits an overall thickness of 1.2 mm, which is the lowest thickness for commercially available OLED platforms.
- Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED)
- capacitive touch sensor (Cap-TSP)
- ultrathin display
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials