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Experimental demonstration of underwater optical wireless power transfer using a laser diode
Sung-Man Kim, Jongmyeong Choi, and Hyunwoo Jung
Department of Electronic Engineering, [Kyungsung University], Nam-Gu, Busan 48434, Korea

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2018, 16(08): pp.080101

DOI:10.3788/COL201816.080101
Topic:Atmospheric optics and oceanic optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 010.3310  010.4455  

Abstract
We experimentally demonstrate an underwater optical wireless power transfer (OWPT) using a laser diode (LD) as a power transmitter. We investigate the characteristics of a solar cell and a photodiode (PD) as a power receiver. We optimize the LD, the PD, and the solar cell to achieve the maximum transfer efficiency. The maximum transfer efficiency of the back-to-back OWPT is measured as 4.3% with the PD receiver. Subsequently, we demonstrate the OWPT in tap and sea water. Our result shows an attenuation of 3 dB/m in sea water.

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Received:2018/3/1
Accepted:2018/6/13
Posted online:2018/7/30

Get Citation: Sung-Man Kim, Jongmyeong Choi, and Hyunwoo Jung, "Experimental demonstration of underwater optical wireless power transfer using a laser diode," Chin. Opt. Lett. 16(08), 080101(2018)

Note: This research was supported by the Kyungsung University Research Grants in 2017.



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