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Keywords:

  • plastic optical fiber;
  • organic photodetector;
  • spray coating;
  • optical communications;
  • data-link
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A working prototype of integrated fiber/receiver system for optical data transmission is realized. The prototype is made by directly depositing an organic photodetector onto a plastic optical fiber. For the deposition of the organic layers, spray coating is successfully exploited. Operation over four orders of magnitude range of light intensities as well as photoresponse to pulsed stimulation are demonstrated.