Wireless optical communication in illumination systems

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Electric lighting is pervasive and with LED lighting the ability arises to modulate light. This paper will address some challenges in using illumination products for Optical Wireless Communication (OWC). Electronic LED drivers are going through extreme cost down and have to adhere to efficiency and other requirements that are not easily compatible with OWC. This paper also validates the use of traditional water pouring for OWC channels in which the transmit power consumed for modulation is a nonlinear function of the emitted energy per communication bit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series, SUM 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019007
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2016
Event2016 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series (SUM 2016) - Newport Beach Marriott Hotel, Newport Beach, United States
Duration: 11 Jul 201613 Jul 2016


Conference2016 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting Series (SUM 2016)
Abbreviated titleSUM 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewport Beach
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  • Coded Light
  • OFDM
  • Optical Wireless Communication
  • Visual Light Communication


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