Fully integrated receiver for free-space visible light communication
Authors: Yan, D; Mao, XR; Cong, J; Xie, S
IEICE ELECTRONICS EXPRESS
Volume: 16 Issue: 18 Published: SEP 25 2019 Language: English Document type: Article
A fully integrated visible light communication (VLC) receiver is presented in this paper. The proposed VLC receiver chip is designed for free-space communication. Utilizing a laser diode as light source, the measured -3 dB bandwidth of receiver is 420 MHz over 0.5 m distance without lens. The integrated receiver is manufactured in an UMC 0.18 mu m CMOS process, and the chip area is 889 x 570 mu m(2). This receiver chip can be used in VLC systems with the following advantages: suitable for VLC free-space channel, low requirements for focusing and alignment, low cost, low power-consumption, compatible with standard CMOS technology, and high integration-density.