Development of a visible light communications system for optical wireless local area networks

P. A. Haigh*, T. T. Son, E. Bentley, Z. Ghassemlooy, H. Le Minh, L. Chao

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Abstract

This paper presents the development of a Visible Light Communications (VLC) system for a local area network (LAN). The link is analyzed for all development stages and compared with a typical Ethernet system. The VLC system uses a Philips Luxeon Rebel as the transmitter and a Centronic OSD15-5T as the receiver coupled with a blue filter to achieve the required 10 Mb/s bit rates. The distance in which the optical link was measured was up to 1 m, and the link was successful (BER 10-6) for distances up to 0.7 m. To achieve higher distances and therefore to make the system practical in the home or office environment, the number of LEDs used can be scaled.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Computing, Communications and Applications Conference, ComComAp 2012
Pages351-355
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2012
Event2012 Computing, Communications and Applications Conference, ComComAp 2012 - Hong Kong, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Jan 201213 Jan 2012

Conference

Conference2012 Computing, Communications and Applications Conference, ComComAp 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHong Kong
Period11/01/1213/01/12

Keywords

  • Computer Networks
  • Ethernet Networks
  • Optical Link
  • Visible Light Communications

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    Haigh, P. A., Son, T. T., Bentley, E., Ghassemlooy, Z., Le Minh, H., & Chao, L. (2012). Development of a visible light communications system for optical wireless local area networks. In 2012 Computing, Communications and Applications Conference, ComComAp 2012 (pp. 351-355). [6154870] https://doi.org/10.1109/ComComAp.2012.6154870