4 × 12.5 Gb/s WDM optical wireless communication system for indoor applications

Wang, K, Nirmalathas, A, Lim, C and Skafidas, E 2011, '4 × 12.5 Gb/s WDM optical wireless communication system for indoor applications', Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 29, no. 13, 5770159, pp. 1988-1996.


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Title 4 × 12.5 Gb/s WDM optical wireless communication system for indoor applications
Author(s) Wang, K
Nirmalathas, A
Lim, C
Skafidas, E
Year 2011
Journal name Journal of Lightwave Technology
Volume number 29
Issue number 13
Article Number 5770159
Start page 1988
End page 1996
Total pages 9
Publisher IEEE
Abstract A novel high-speed optical wireless communication system incorporating wavelength division multiplexing technology for indoor personal area networking applications is proposed in this paper. Even with the simplest single wide field-of-view (45° ) nonimaging receiver, bit rate as high as 4 × 12.5 Gb/s has been successfully demonstrated by experiments. It is shown that error-free reception (bit error rate < 10-9) can be achieved over the entire beam footprint of about 1 m, so limited mobility can be provided to subscribers. In addition, a new localization system based on this optical wireless communication system has also been proposed and verified by experiments. When these two systems are incorporated together, high-speed optical wireless communication with mobility feature can be provided to users over the entire room.
Subject Photonics, Optoelectronics and Optical Communications
Photonics and Electro-Optical Engineering (excl. Communications)
Optical Networks and Systems
Keyword(s) Broad-band communications
fiber optics links and subsystems
indoor optical wireless (OW) communications
wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology
DOI - identifier 10.1109/JLT.2011.2155622
Copyright notice © 2011 IEEE.
ISSN 0733-8724
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