Wide-field-of-view optical detectors using fused fiber-optic tapers
Ng, Tien Khee
Ooi, Boon S.
KAUST DepartmentCommunication Theory Lab
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Program
KAUST Grant NumberBAS/1/1614-01-01
Online Publication Date2021-04-12
Print Publication Date2021-04-15
Embargo End Date2022-04-12
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/668716
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AbstractPhotodetectors used in wireless applications suffer from a trade-off between their response speeds and their active areas, which limits the received signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Conventional light-focusing elements used to improve the SNR narrow the field of view (FOV). Herein, we demonstrate a versatile imaging light-focusing element featuring a wide FOV and high optical gain using fused fiber-optic tapers. To verify the practicality of the proposed design, we demonstrated and tested a wide-FOV optical detector for optical wireless communication that can be used for wavelengths ranging from the visible-light band to the near infrared. The proposed detector offers improvements over luminescent wide-FOV detectors, including higher efficiency, a broader modulation bandwidth, and indefinite stability.
CitationAlkhazragi, O., Trichili, A., Ashry, I., Ng, T. K., Alouini, M.-S., & Ooi, B. S. (2021). Wide-field-of-view optical detectors using fused fiber-optic tapers. Optics Letters, 46(8), 1916. doi:10.1364/ol.423437
SponsorsKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (BAS/1/1614-01-01, GEN/1/6607-01-01, KCR/1/2081-01-01, KCR/1/4114-01-01); King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST TIC R2-FP-008).
PublisherThe Optical Society