Micro-LED-based guided-wave optical links for visible light communications

N. Bamiedakis, X. Li, J. J.D. McKendry, E. Xie, R. Ferreira, E. Gu, M. D. Dawson, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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Abstract

Visible light communications (VLC) have attracted considerable research interest in recent years for use in both free-space and guided-wave optical links. In this paper, we review recent work on the development of guided-wave VLC links over plastic optical fibres (POF) and multimode polymer waveguides utilising micro-pixelated light-emitting diodes (μLEDs) and pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) schemes. Record 6.25 Gb/s single-directional and 10 Gb/s bi-directional data transmission have been achieved over 10 m of POF using this low-cost technology, while low-cost waveguide-based VLC systems achieving 4 Gb/s per channel have been developed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTON 2015 - 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
EditorsMarek Jaworski, Marian Marciniak
PublisherIEEE
Volume2015-August
ISBN (Electronic)9781467378802
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2015
Event17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2015 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 Jul 20159 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2162-7339
ISSN (Electronic)2161-2064

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2015
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period5/07/159/07/15

Keywords

  • 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

Cite this

Bamiedakis, N., Li, X., McKendry, J. J. D., Xie, E., Ferreira, R., Gu, E., Dawson, M. D., Penty, R. V., & White, I. H. (2015). Micro-LED-based guided-wave optical links for visible light communications. In M. Jaworski, & M. Marciniak (Eds.), ICTON 2015 - 17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (Vol. 2015-August). [7193686] (International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON)). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2015.7193686