Visible light communications: Challenges and possibilities

Dominic O'Brien, Lubin Zeng, Hoa Le Minh, Grahame Faulkner, Joachim Walewski, Sebastian Randel

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Abstract

Solid-state lighting is a rapidly developing field. White-light and other visible LEDs are becoming more efficient, have high reliability and can be incorporated into many lighting applications. Recent examples include car head-lights based on white LEDs, and LED illumination as an architectural feature. The prediction that general illumination will use white LEDs in the future has been made, due to the increased energy efficiency that such an approach may have. Such sources can also be modulated at high-speed, offering the possibility of using sources for simultaneous illumination and data communications. Such visible light communications (VLC) was pioneered in Japan, and there is now growing interest worldwide, including within bodies such as the Visible Light Communications Consortium (VLCC) and the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). In this paper we outline the basic components in these systems, review the state of the art and discuss some of the challenges and possibilities for this new wireless transmission technique
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 IEEE 19th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-5
ISBN (Print)978-1424426430
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event19th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2008. PIMRC - Cannes France
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

Conference

Conference19th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2008. PIMRC
Period1/01/08 → …

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