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Wavelength-Multiplexed Polymer LEDs: Towards 55 Mb/s Organic Visible Light Communications

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© 1983-2012 IEEE. We present recent progress on visible light communication systems using polymer light-emitting diodes as the transmitters and a commercial silicon photodetector as the receiver. In this paper, we use transmitters at red, green, and blue wavelengths to investigate the maximum on-off keying link performance of each device type as the first steps toward a wavelength-division multiplexed link. We show that a total transmission speed of 13 Mb/s is achievable when considering the raw bandwidth of each of the RGB PLEDs. Such a rate represents a 30% gain over previously demonstrated systems. Further capacity improvement can be achieved using high performance artificial neural network equalizer offering a realistic prospect for transmission speeds up to 54.9 Mb/s.

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Author(s): Haigh PA, Bausi F, Le Minh H, Papakonstantinou I, Popoola WO, Burton A, Cacialli F

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

Year: 2015

Volume: 33

Issue: 9

Pages: 1819-1828

Print publication date: 01/09/2015

Online publication date: 12/05/2015

Acceptance date: 10/03/2015

Date deposited: 08/03/2019

ISSN (print): 0733-8716

ISSN (electronic): 1558-0008

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2015.2432491


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