An all-organic flexible visible light communication system

Vega Colado, César and Arredondo, Belen and Torres Zafra, Juan Carlos and López Fraguas, Eduardo and Vergaz Benito, Ricardo and Martín Martín, Diego and Pozo Melero, Gonzalo del and Romero Herrero, Beatriz and Apilo, Palvi and Quintana Arregui, Patxi Xabier and Geday, Morten Andreas and Dios Fernández, Cristina de and Sánchez Pena, José Manuel (2018). An all-organic flexible visible light communication system. "Sensors", v. 18 (n. 3045); pp. 1-12. ISSN 1424-8220.


Title: An all-organic flexible visible light communication system
  • Vega Colado, César
  • Arredondo, Belen
  • Torres Zafra, Juan Carlos
  • López Fraguas, Eduardo
  • Vergaz Benito, Ricardo
  • Martín Martín, Diego
  • Pozo Melero, Gonzalo del
  • Romero Herrero, Beatriz
  • Apilo, Palvi
  • Quintana Arregui, Patxi Xabier
  • Geday, Morten Andreas
  • Dios Fernández, Cristina de
  • Sánchez Pena, José Manuel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sensors
Date: 12 September 2018
ISSN: 1424-8220
Volume: 18
Freetext Keywords: organic photodetector; organic light emitting diode; flexible electronics; visiblelight communication
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

Funding Projects

Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/MIT-2790SINFOTON-CMUnspecifiedSensores e instrumentación en tecnologías Fotónicas
Government of SpainTEC2016-77242-C3-(1-R, 2-R and 3-R)UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 63898
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DOI: 10.3390/s18093045
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 03 Oct 2020 10:21
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2020 10:21
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