||Hamza Tasnim1, 2, Khalighi Mohammad-Ali1, Bourennane Salah1, Leon Pierre2, Opderbecke Jan2
||1 : Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, Inst Fresnel, Cent Marseille, Marseille, France.
2 : IFREMER Res Inst, La Seyne Sur Mer, France.
||10th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP), Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC, JUL 20-23, 2016
||Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP), 2016 10th International Symposium on. pp.1-5
||Underwater wireless optical communications, photo detection, Silicon photomultiplier, multi-pixel photon counter, single-photon avalanche diode
||We investigate the use of Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) for signal detection in underwater wireless optical communication (UWOC) systems. We present an analytical photon counting model for the SiPM and clarify the related noise sources. Then, for a typical UWOC link, we compare the link performance for the two cases of using an SiPM and an avalanche photo-diode, and show to which extent the link span can be increased for the case of an SiPM-based receiver. The results we present testify the practical interest and the feasibility of employing SiPMs in the UWOC context.
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