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16 May 2017 Photovoltaic optical sensors for high-power conversion and information transmission
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Investigated were the opportunities of direct conversion of modulated laser radiation with mean power of 10–40 dBm for combined power and information transfer fiber-optic lines. Have been studied optical sensors based on common p-n AlGaAs/GaAs and n-p GaInP/GaAs structures, including the ones with multiple photovoltaic cells, providing acceptable efficiency values at optical-to-electrical conversion at wavelength 809–830 nm. Developed was a special circuit allowing extraction of the information signal at one time with power conversion. Shown, that at 30–35 dBm of incident power, laser power converters can demonstrate up to 55 % efficiency and 500 MHz bandwidth. Maximum laser source modulation depth in these modes shouldn’t exceed 3.5 %.
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Viktor M. Emelyanov, Evgeniy D. Filimonov, Svetlana A. Kozhuhovskaya, and Maxim Z. Shvarts "Photovoltaic optical sensors for high-power conversion and information transmission", Proc. SPIE 10231, Optical Sensors 2017, 102311B (16 May 2017);


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