|Author(s)||Khalighi Mohammad-Ali1, Hamza Tasnim1, 2, Bourennane Salah1, Leon Pierre2, Opderbecke Jan2|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, Inst Fresnel, Cent Marseille, Marseille, France.
2 : IFREMER, Res Inst, F-83500 La Seyne Sur Mer, France.
|Source||Ieee Photonics Journal (1943-0655) (Ieee-inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc), 2017-08 , Vol. 9 , N. 4 , P. 7905310 (1-11)|
|WOS© Times Cited||9|
|Keyword(s)||Underwater wireless optical communications, Silicon photo-multiplier, singlephoton avalanche diode, photo-multiplier tube, underwater optical channel|
We study the use of Silicon photo-multipliers (SiPMs) for underwater wireless optical communications (UWOC) and discuss their main interests and drawbacks, compared with photo-multiplier tubes. This comparison is mainly based on practical considerations regarding system implementation and the attainable link span. Presenting an appropriate model for signal attenuation in water and considering the simple On-Off keying modulation, we bring clearance on the real interest of using an SiPM in the UWOC context. We also elucidate the main drawbacks of these components in practice, in particular, regarding the limitation on the transmission data rate, as well as the nonlinear distortion caused on the received signal in relatively short ranges, where the signal intensity is too large.
Khalighi Mohammad-Ali, Hamza Tasnim, Bourennane Salah, Leon Pierre, Opderbecke Jan (2017). Underwater Wireless Optical Communications Using Silicon Photo-Multipliers. Ieee Photonics Journal, 9(4), 7905310 (1-11). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1109/JPHOT.2017.2726565 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00396/50726/