DOI: 10.1002/sdtp.16623 ISSN:

40‐3: Distinguished Paper: Reliable low‐power high‐performance low‐temperature polycrystalline thin‐film transistor technologies in bottom gate‐controlled device architectures for AMOLED displays

Keunwoo Kim, Bummo Sung, Doona Kim, Sangsub Kim, Hanbit Kim, Jiyeong Shin, Hyena Kwak, Dokyeong Lee, Chanyoub Seol, Sanggun Choi, Jun Hyung Lim, Taewook Kang, Changhee Lee
  • General Medicine

This paper presents recent process for bottom gate‐controlled low‐temperature polysilicon (LTPS) TFT technologies for reliable low‐power high‐performance AMOLED displays. Experimental and physics‐based analysis leads to the pragmatic device design concept for LTPS TFT performance enhancement. Process integration of bottom (second) gate and top (first) gate metals, controlled by optimal two gates‐based device structures, is explored in conjunction of improved poly crystallization and poly‐Si/gate‐oxide interface by reducing defect density‐of‐state (DOS), especially in the grain boundaries of the channel region. We obtain optimal device performance such as optimal sub‐threshold slope, high driver current (Ion), and low leakage current (Ioff), in addition to enhanced device reliability characteristics. Numerical device simulations, supplemented by physics‐based analysis, are performed to corroborate experimental results in fabricated TFTs, as well as gain more physical insight in the bottom‐gate LTPS device configuration, to enable reliable low‐power high‐performance AMOLED display applications.

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