High-aggregate-capacity guided-wave visible light communication links

N. Bamiedakis, X. Li, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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In this work, we present recent advances in guided-wave VLC links enabling high-aggregate link capacities. In particular, the use of equalisation schemes, coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) and high-density waveguide arrays are discussed in the context of VLC systems and recent results are presented. It is shown that the use of simple electronic few-tap pre-equalisers can enable significant improvements in VLC link performance, while record LED-based CWDM 14 Gb/s data transmission over 10 m of POF is demonstrated. Finally, the implementation of CWDM in polymer waveguide systems is discussed and the formation of high-density 2D waveguide arrays enabling board capacity > 1 Tb/s/mm2 is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014675
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2016
Event18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016 - Trento, Italy
Duration: 10 Jul 201614 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
ISSN (Electronic)2161-2064


Conference18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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