An optical to wireless data link using radio frequency backscatter

Cantu, H.I., Ironside, C.N., Kelly, A.E. , Romeira, B. and Figueiredo, J.M.L. (2013) An optical to wireless data link using radio frequency backscatter. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 23(2), pp. 102-104. (doi: 10.1109/LMWC.2013.2239983)

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The changes in the impedance of an antenna-coupled photo-detector under optical illumination are used to encode data on a backscattered wireless signal similarly to the standard techniques used for radio frequency identification and tagging. The effect is strong enough to allow retrieval of the information without requiring a dc supply at the optical to wireless interface.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ironside, Professor Charles and Kelly, Professor Anthony
Authors: Cantu, H.I., Ironside, C.N., Kelly, A.E., Romeira, B., and Figueiredo, J.M.L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters

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