An all-organic flexible visible light communication system

César Vega-Colado (Corresponding Author), Belén Arredondo, Juan Carlos Torres, Eduardo López-Fraguas, Ricardo Vergaz, Diego Martín-Martín, Gonzalo Del Pozo, Beatriz Romero, Palvi Apilo, Xabier Quintana, Morten A. Geday, Cristina de Dios, José Manuel Sánchez-Pena

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    Abstract

    Visible light communication systems can be used in a wide variety of applications, from driving to home automation. The use of wearables can increase the potential applications in indoor systems to send and receive specific and customized information. We have designed and developed a fully organic and flexible Visible Light Communication system using a flexible OLED, a flexible P3HT:PCBM-based organic photodiode (OPD) and flexible PCBs for the emitter and receiver conditioning circuits. We have fabricated and characterized the I-V curve, modulation response and impedance of the flexible OPD. As emitter we have used a commercial flexible organic luminaire with dimensions 99 × 99 × 0.88 mm, and we have characterized its modulation response. All the devices show frequency responses that allow operation over 40 kHz, thus enabling the transmission of high quality audio. Finally, we integrated the emitter and receiver components and its electronic drivers, to build an all-organic flexible VLC system capable of transmitting an audio file in real-time, as a proof of concept of the indoor capabilities of such a system.

    LanguageEnglish
    Article number3045
    JournalSensors
    Volume18
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2018
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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    Keywords

    • Flexible electronics
    • Organic light emitting diode
    • Organic photodetector
    • Visible light communication

    OKM Publication Types

    • A1 Refereed journal article

    OKM Open Access Status

    • 1 Open Access

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Biochemistry
    • Instrumentation
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Vega-Colado, C., Arredondo, B., Torres, J. C., López-Fraguas, E., Vergaz, R., Martín-Martín, D., ... Sánchez-Pena, J. M. (2018). An all-organic flexible visible light communication system. Sensors, 18(9), [3045]. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18093045
    Vega-Colado, César ; Arredondo, Belén ; Torres, Juan Carlos ; López-Fraguas, Eduardo ; Vergaz, Ricardo ; Martín-Martín, Diego ; Del Pozo, Gonzalo ; Romero, Beatriz ; Apilo, Palvi ; Quintana, Xabier ; Geday, Morten A. ; de Dios, Cristina ; Sánchez-Pena, José Manuel. / An all-organic flexible visible light communication system. In: Sensors. 2018 ; Vol. 18, No. 9.
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    Vega-Colado C, Arredondo B, Torres JC, López-Fraguas E, Vergaz R, Martín-Martín D et al. An all-organic flexible visible light communication system. Sensors. 2018 Sep 12;18(9). 3045. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18093045