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

G. A. Allwood, G. Wild, S. Hinckley

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Abstract

Here, we present a comparison of the optical to electrical power conversion 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages15-16
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781467330473
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD) - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Dec 201214 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameConference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)1097-2137

Conference

ConferenceConference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD)
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period11/12/1214/12/12

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Allwood, G. A., Wild, G., & Hinckley, S. (2012). A Comparison of InGaAs and Ge Photonic Power Converters for Long Wavelength Power Over Fibre. In 2012 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (pp. 15-16). [6472337] (Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices). New York: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMMAD.2012.6472337