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Remote laser-driven solar cell power sources for sensors and devices via kilometer-long optical fibres
Author(s): J. Canning; L. Vaughan; K. Cook
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Paper Abstract

The use of solar cells to drive sensors with optical pumping using readily available laser sources over kilometer lengths is proposed. A simple evaluation finds near IR transmission around 1000-1070 nm is optimal. As proof of principle, we demonstrate a simple humidity sensor powered by solar cell through a 2 km optical fibre link using the 1057 nm output of a Nd:YLF solid state laser.

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Date Published: 17 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 84211A (17 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.974267
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J. Canning, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
L. Vaughan, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
K. Cook, The Univ. of Sydney (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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