Title

A Comparison of InGaAs and Ge Photonic Power Converters for Long Wavelength Power Over Fibre

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

IEEE

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Engineering / Centre for Communications Engineering Research

RAS ID

14771

Comments

This article was originally published as: Allwood, G. A., Wild, G. , & Hinckley, S. (2012). A Comparison of InGaAs and Ge Photonic Power Converters for Long Wavelength Power Over Fibre. Proceedings of Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD). (pp. 15-16). Melbourne, Australia. IEEE. Original article available here

Abstract

Here, we present a comparison of the optical to electrical power convesion efficiency for off-the-shelf InGaAs and Ge photodiodes used as photonic power converters for power over fibre applications. The results show that, whilst the fill factor for the InGaAs photodiode is lower, the overall power conversion efficiency is better at long wavelengths due to the larger open circuit voltages.

DOI

10.1109/COMMAD.2012.6472337

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