Organic visible light communications: Recent progress

Paul Anthony Haigh, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Francesco Bausi, Ioannis Papakonstantinou, Hoa Le Minh, Sandro Francesco Tedde, Oliver Hayden, Franco Cacialli

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The field of organic visible light communications is rapidly gaining interest in the research community as a standalone technology in optical wireless communications. Organic small molecule and polymer photonic devices are the focus of wide ranging research due to fascinating characteristics such as mechanical flexibility and extremely low cost solution based processing. On the other hand, charge transport mobility in organic semiconductors is orders of magnitude lower than in inorganics, resulting in corresponding bandwidth limitations and generating a major challenge for increasing transmission speeds. Recently, however, data rates have been demonstrated at Ethernet speeds (10 Mb/s) for the first time. In order to reach such transmission speeds we reported several substantial steps of progress in the literature which will be reviewed in this work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479956005
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2014 - Graz, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jul 201410 Jul 2014


Conference16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • equalizers
  • organic LEDs
  • organic photodetectors
  • polymer-LEDs
  • visible light communications


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