An optical Network Communication System performance using Silicon Photo Multipliers (SiPM)

Rafael M. Gutierrez, Andres I. Hernandez

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Abstract

Achieving high speed efficient information rate transfer is a mayor challenge for visible light communications in the presence of back light, due to the difficulty in isolating signal from noise. This paper presents experimental results for communication performance tests of a Visible Light Communication (VLC) system based in a Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) receiver, in a relevant environment with the presence of back light and without the need of optical filters. The VLC system was tested for information transfer rate using a white led emitter to recreate environmental background lighting conditions, corresponding to standard office working conditions with lighting complying with international lighting standards for indoor working places. Results are oriented towards a VLC device design, giving useful information to determine adequate relations between emitter power, back light intensity, signal to noise ratio and transfer speed. Our findings show that the capabilities of the tested SiPM based system to operate under back light conditions overcomes the reported performance of former technologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666043
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2018
Event20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: Jul 1 2018Jul 5 2018

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Volume2018-July
ISSN (Electronic)2162-7339

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2018
CountryRomania
CityBucharest
Period7/1/187/5/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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