Gigabit per second visible light communication based on AlGaInP red micro-LED micro-transfer printed onto diamond and glass

Carreira, J. F. C. and Xie, E. and Bian, R. and Herrnsdorf, J. and Haas, H. and Gu, E. and Strain, M. J. and Dawson, M. D. and Islim, Mohamed Sufyan (2020) Gigabit per second visible light communication based on AlGaInP red micro-LED micro-transfer printed onto diamond and glass. Optics Express, 28 (8). pp. 12149-12156. ISSN 1094-4087

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    Abstract

    Full-color smart displays, which act both as a display and as a high-speed visible light communication (VLC) transmitter, can be realized by the integration of red-green-blue micron-sized light emitting diodes (micro-LEDs) onto a common platform. In this work, we report on the integration of aluminum gallium indium phosphide red micro-LEDs onto diamond and glass substrates by micro-transfer printing and their application in VLC. The device on-diamond exhibits high current density and bandwidth operation, enabled by diamond's superior thermal properties. Employing an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing modulation scheme, error-free data rates of 2.6 Gbps and 5 Gbps are demonstrated for a single micro-LED printed on-glass and on-diamond, respectively. In a parallel configuration, a 2x1 micro-LED array achieves error-free data rates of 3 Gbps and 6.6 Gbps, on-glass and on-diamond, respectively.