Micro-LED-based guided-wave optical links for visible light communications

N. Bamiedakis, X. Li, J. J. D. McKendry, E. Xie, R. Ferreira, E. Gu, M. D. Dawson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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Abstract

Visible light communications (VLC) have attracted considerable research interest in recent years for use in both free-space and guided-wave optical links. In this paper, we review recent work on the development of guided-wave VLC links over plastic optical fibres (POF) and multimode polymer waveguides utilising micro-pixelated light-emitting diodes (μLEDs) and pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) schemes. Record 6.25 Gb/s single-directional and 10 Gb/s bi-directional data transmission have been achieved over 10 m of POF using this low-cost technology, while low-cost waveguide-based VLC systems achieving 4 Gb/s per channel have been developed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ.
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467378802
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2015
Event17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2015 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 Jul 20159 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2015
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period5/07/159/07/15

Keywords

  • advanced modulation formats
  • micro-pixelated LEDs
  • multimode polymer waveguides
  • plastic optical fibres
  • pulse amplitude modulation
  • visible light communications

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