Visible light communication using a blue GaN µLED and fluorescent polymer colour converter

Hyunchae Chun, Pavlos Manousiadis, Sujan Rajbhandari, Dimali A. Vithanage, Graheme Faulkner, Dobroslav Tsonev, Jonathan James Donald McKendry, Stefan Videv, Enyuan Xie, Erdan Gu, Martin D. Dawson, Harald Haas, Graham A. Turnbull, Ifor D. W. Samuel, Dominic C. O'Brien

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This letter presents a novel technique to achieve high-speed visible light communication (VLC) using white light generated by a blue GaN (mu ) LED and a yellow fluorescent copolymer. We generated white light suitable for room illumination by optimizing the ratio between the blue electroluminescence of the (mu ) LED and yellow photoluminescence of the copolymer color converter. Taking advantage of the components’ high bandwidth, we demonstrated 1.68 Gb/s at a distance of 3 cm (at 240 lx illumination). To the best of our knowledge, this is the fastest white light VLC results using a single blue LED/color converter combination.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2035 - 2038
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume26
Issue number20
Early online date5 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2014

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  • organic semiconductors
  • micro LED

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Chun, H., Manousiadis, P., Rajbhandari, S., Vithanage, D. A., Faulkner, G., Tsonev, D., ... O'Brien, D. C. (2014). Visible light communication using a blue GaN µLED and fluorescent polymer colour converter. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 26(20), 2035 - 2038. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2014.2345256
Chun, Hyunchae ; Manousiadis, Pavlos ; Rajbhandari, Sujan ; Vithanage, Dimali A. ; Faulkner, Graheme ; Tsonev, Dobroslav ; McKendry, Jonathan James Donald ; Videv, Stefan ; Xie, Enyuan ; Gu, Erdan ; Dawson, Martin D. ; Haas, Harald ; Turnbull, Graham A. ; Samuel, Ifor D. W. ; O'Brien, Dominic C. / Visible light communication using a blue GaN µLED and fluorescent polymer colour converter. In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 26, No. 20. pp. 2035 - 2038.
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Visible light communication using a blue GaN µLED and fluorescent polymer colour converter. / Chun, Hyunchae; Manousiadis, Pavlos; Rajbhandari, Sujan; Vithanage, Dimali A.; Faulkner, Graheme; Tsonev, Dobroslav; McKendry, Jonathan James Donald; Videv, Stefan; Xie, Enyuan; Gu, Erdan; Dawson, Martin D.; Haas, Harald; Turnbull, Graham A.; Samuel, Ifor D. W. ; O'Brien, Dominic C.

In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 26, No. 20, 15.10.2014, p. 2035 - 2038.

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Chun H, Manousiadis P, Rajbhandari S, Vithanage DA, Faulkner G, Tsonev D et al. Visible light communication using a blue GaN µLED and fluorescent polymer colour converter. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 2014 Oct 15;26(20):2035 - 2038. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2014.2345256