PHOTOVOLTAIC MICRO-CELL DESIGN FOR DISTRUBUTED POWER IN SENSOR NETWORKS

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

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Abstract

We present a new study of power over optical fiber, for use in optical fiber smart sensor networks, using silicon-based photovoltaic micro-cells. A number of parameters in the design of the micro-cell for implementation in a power converter chip have been investigated. Matching the beam profile to the active region, as well as maximizing the contact area improves the device efficiency. The effect of doping profile and junction type on the device performance, suggests silicon is a cost effective and suitable material for this application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF 2010 CONFERENCE ON OPTOELECTRONIC AND MICROELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES (COMMAND 2010)
PublisherWiley-IEEE Press
Pages129-130
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD) - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 12 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

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
CityCanberra
Period12/12/1015/12/10

Cite this

Allwood, G. A., Wild, G., & Hinckley, S. (2010). PHOTOVOLTAIC MICRO-CELL DESIGN FOR DISTRUBUTED POWER IN SENSOR NETWORKS. In PROCEEDINGS OF 2010 CONFERENCE ON OPTOELECTRONIC AND MICROELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES (COMMAND 2010) (pp. 129-130). (Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices). Wiley-IEEE Press.