• P.O. Box 513, Department of Electrical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven


  • De Groene Loper 19, Flux (7.102)

    5612 AP Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

With a strong background in signal procession, communication and information theory and in electronics, we are eager to connect to the further the wide range of local strengths in the human interaction with light, intelligent lighting systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), but also to the ambitions in LiFi, optical wireless communications and photonics.

Highlighted phrase

Smart Lighting feeding our personal well-being and Smart Lighting as an ultra-dense IoT communication Infrastucture

Organisational profile

We study novel concepts for Smart and IoT Connected Buildings and also for Wireless Optical Communication (LiFi). One of our success factors is that start by deeping the scientific understanding of lighting and communication via light. We develop effective, yet computationally-efficient non-linear equalizer structures to enhance LiFi, by first improving the models of the photonic response of LED junctions, studying semiconductor physics. We translate these new insights into efficient equalizer structures, optimized modulation methods and suitable electronic driver circuits. To make LiFi robust against interruptions of a light beam, we develop OFDM MIMO schemes in which multiple distributed light sources cooperate to boost reliability and performance.

Another research track is the translation of scientific insights in the human experience of light into computer-interpretable control algorithms that optimize acute effects on comfort and productivity jointly with the impact on circadian rhythms and sleep and energy efficiency. We study how such dynamic control systems can work with imperfect sensors and constrained IoT communication networks.

We cooperate internationally with major institutions and companies, in national and EU projects, and in particular we have a track record of cooperation with Signify (Philips Lighting).

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Light emitting diodes Engineering & Materials Science
Lighting Engineering & Materials Science
light emitting diodes Physics & Astronomy
Sensors Engineering & Materials Science
Communication Engineering & Materials Science
Biometrics Engineering & Materials Science
Intelligent buildings Engineering & Materials Science
Modulation Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2010 2020

Enhanced visible light communication modulators with dual feedback control

Arulandu, K., Linnartz, J. P. & Deng, X., 2020, In : IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Feedback control
Light emitting diodes

Accurate thermal transient measurements interpretation of monochromatic LEDs

Alexeev, A., Martin, G., Onushkin, G. & Linnartz, J. P., Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of Semi-Therm 35 : The 35th Annual Thermal Measurement, Modeling and Management Symposium March 18th - 22nd, 2019.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Light emitting diodes
Light reflection
Heat generation
Heat losses
8 Citations (Scopus)
30 Downloads (Pure)

A multifunctional photonic integrated circuit for diverse microwave signal generation, transmission and processing

Zou, X., Zou, F., Cao, Z., Lu, B., Yan, X., Yu, G., Deng, X., Luo, B., Yan, L., Pan, W., Yao, J. & Koonen, A. M. J., Jun 2019, In : Laser & Photonics reviews. 13, 6, 10 p., 1800240.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Wave transmission
integrated circuits
Integrated circuits


Fellow of the IEEE

Jean-Paul M.G. Linnartz (Recipient), 2011

Prize: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

Activities 2011 2016

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 2 Keynote talk

Wireless optical communication in illumination systems

Jean-Paul Linnartz (Speaker)
11 Jun 201613 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Sense of Contact, Zeist, NL

Jean-Paul Linnartz (Invited speaker)
7 Apr 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Meet the Fellows, 2011, Leuven

Jean-Paul Linnartz (Invited speaker)
27 Jan 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific