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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2005
  • pp: 312–322

Optical wireless communications within fourth-generation wireless systems [Invited]

Dominic O'Brien and Marcos Katz  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 312-322 (2005)

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Feature Issue on Optical Wireless Communications (OWC)

It is commonly agreed that the next generation of wireless communication systems, usually referred to as fourth-generation (4G) systems, will not be based on a single access technique but will encompass a number of different complementary access technologies. We outline some of the radio frequency (RF) standards that will be used and assess where optical wireless (OW) communications may play a role. Further, we outline some future research challenges and opportunities.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics

ToC Category:
Optical Wireless Communications

Original Manuscript: March 15, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2005
Published: May 24, 2005

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Dominic O'Brien and Marcos Katz, "Optical wireless communications within fourth-generation wireless systems [Invited]," J. Opt. Netw. 4, 312-322 (2005)

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