High-capacity symmetric dynamic indoor optical wireless communication equipped with user localization

Ketemaw A. Mekonnen, Nicola Calabretta, Johan van Zantvoort, Eduward Tangdiongga, A.M.J. (Ton) Koonen

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We report on a novel all-optical system for ultra-high capacity indoor wireless communication with centralized light sources. Using optical cross-connect and reflective modulator photonic chips, bidirectional dynamic indoor wireless networks equipped with localization and tracking functionalities are realized. This novel system allows us to harvest the ultimate bandwidth of optical communication in the wireless domain in a more cost/energy efficient manner. Bidirectional transmission capacities in excess of 40 Gb/s per user are demonstrated experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8408478
Pages (from-to)1451-1454
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2018


  • diffraction gratings
  • dynamic routing
  • free-space optical communication
  • Gratings
  • Indoor networks
  • Optical amplifiers
  • Optical fibers
  • Optical filters
  • Random access memory
  • Two dimensional displays


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