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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1999
  • pp: 2463–2466

Fiber-based 205-mW (27% efficiency) power-delivery system for an all-fiber network with optoelectronic sensor units

Rafael Peña, Carlos Algora, Ignacio R. Matías, and Manuel López-Amo  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2463-2466 (1999)

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An optical fiber power-delivery system has been developed. An analysis of the spectral response of every component in the system has been carried out. Experimental measurements of the system are presented. We obtained 205 mW of power (5.4 V, 38.3 mA), yielding 27.4% efficiency. As an application, a sensor module is optically powered. This is an electrically isolated system, inasmuch as it also sends the measured data through a fiber. Several other applications are envisaged in the fields of aerospace, avionics, and domotics.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics

Original Manuscript: August 13, 1998
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 1999
Published: April 20, 1999

Rafael Peña, Carlos Algora, Ignacio R. Matías, and Manuel López-Amo, "Fiber-based 205-mW (27% efficiency) power-delivery system for an all-fiber network with optoelectronic sensor units," Appl. Opt. 38, 2463-2466 (1999)

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