Self-reverse-biased solar panel optical receiver for simultaneous visible light communication and energy harvesting

Won Ho Shin, Se Hoon Yang, Do Hoon Kwon, Sang Kook Han

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Abstract

We propose a self-reverse-biased solar panel optical receiver for energy harvesting and visible light communication. Since the solar panel converts an optical component into an electrical component, it provides both energy harvesting and communication. The signal component can be separated from the direct current component, and these components are used for communication and energy harvesting. We employed a self-reverse-biased receiver circuit to improve the communication and energy harvesting performance. The reverse bias on the solar panel improves the responsivity and response time. The proposed system achieved 17.05 mbps discrete multitone transmission with a bit error rate of 1.1 × 10-3 and enhanced solar energy conversion efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A1300-A1305
JournalOptics Express
Volume24
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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