Light detection experiment with avalanche photo diode and pin photo diode for green visible light communication

P. P. Sianturi, C. Apriono

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Visible Light Communication (VLC) has been attracting many researchers in the last decade to develop a lighting system as well as a communication system simultaneously. Light Emitting Diode (LED) for lighting systems are becoming more popular and widespread. It offers low consumption energy due to its energy transfer efficiency from electric to light. LED also offers a high response for modulation that makes it is also possible for communication purposes. Therefore, an improved configuration can provide a green communication system by reducing power consumption through combining lighting and communication system. Detection responsivity is a challenging issue to realize a VLC system. It will affect covered areas and obtained signal quality. This paper discusses the use of PIN photodiode and Avalanche Photo Diode (APD) for a detection device in a digital transmission data. This detector is generally used for fiber optic systems and offers an avalanche effect that can increase the obtained photocurrent. The obtained proper configuration and multiplication effect characteristics will be useful for designing a VLC system for green communication.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012036
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2021
Event3rd International Conference on Smart City Innovation, ICSCI 2020 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 5 Aug 20206 Aug 2020


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