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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 12 — Jun. 4, 2012
  • pp: 13488–13500

Modeling and characterization of the electrostatic coupling intra-body communication based on Mach-Zehnder electro-optical modulation

Yong Song, Kai Zhang, Qun Hao, and Jannick P. Rolland  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 13488-13500 (2012)

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The method of Mach-Zehnder electro-optical modulation is applied to Intra-Body Communication (IBC), where the modeling and characterization of this type of IBC are discussed. The mathematical model of the electrostatic coupling IBC based on Mach-Zehnder electro-optical modulation is developed. The main characteristics of this IBC form have been simulated within the frequency range of 200 kHz-40MHz and compared to in-vivo measurements, with close agreements. Results show that the proposed method will help achieving good temperature characteristics, small size, and lower power consumption IBC system.

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OCIS Codes
(120.1880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Detection
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: March 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2012
Published: May 31, 2012

Yong Song, Kai Zhang, Qun Hao, and Jannick P. Rolland, "Modeling and characterization of the electrostatic coupling intra-body communication based on Mach-Zehnder electro-optical modulation," Opt. Express 20, 13488-13500 (2012)

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