High-sensitivity free space optical communications using low size, weight and power hardware

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Abstract

Free space optical communication systems with extremely high detector sensitivities are attractive for various applications with low size, weight and power requirements. For these practical systems, integrated hardware elements with small form factor are needed. Here, we demonstrate a communication link using a CMOS integrated micro-LED and array of single-photon avalanche diodes. These integrated systems provide a data rate of 100 Mb/s at a sensitivity of -55.2 dBm, corresponding to 7.5 detected photons per bit.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationIthica, N.Y.
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2019

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free-space optical communication
hardware
avalanche diodes
sensitivity
photons
form factors
telecommunication
CMOS
light emitting diodes
communication
requirements
detectors

Keywords

  • optical communication
  • LED
  • SPAD
  • CubeSat

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