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

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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. © 2012 IEEE.

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Author(s): Haigh PA, Son TT, Bentley E, Ghassemlooy Z, Le Minh H, Chao L

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Computing, Communications and Applications Conference (ComComAp 2012)

Year of Conference: 2012

Pages: 351-355

Online publication date: 21/02/2013

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/ComComAp.2012.6154870

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ISBN: 9781457717192