Laser to laser power conversion with remote signaling
Optical Society of America
We demonstrate laser power conversion using an edge-coupled waveguide configuration. A laser with an emission energy of 0.87 eV (1427 nm) optically pumps a second with an emission energy of 0.80 eV (1540 nm), achieving the maximum possible open circuit voltage of 0.83 V due to optically pumped lasing. A fiber to device power conversion efficiency of 33% is achieved with internal power conversion efficiency ranging from 57% to 51%. The voltage at maximum power is 0.6 V, which is a record for the wavelength range. The same optically pumped device is used for effectively power-free 500 Mbps upstream data transmission, enabling compact powering and signaling for emerging applications in minimally invasive medical interventions and remote photonics.
Laser power conversion , Edge-coupled waveguide configuration
Roycroft, B., Baskaran, M., McMahon, D. and Corbett, B. (2021) 'Laser to laser power conversion with remote signaling', Optics Express, 29(11), pp.16611-16618. doi: 10.1364/OE.423338
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