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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 9919–9924

10m/500Mbps WDM visible light communication systems

Wen-Yi Lin, Chia-Yi Chen, Hai-Han Lu, Ching-Hung Chang, Ying-Pyng Lin, Huang-Chang Lin, and Hsiao-Wen Wu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9919-9924 (2012)

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A wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) visible light communiction (VLC) system employing red and green laser pointer lasers (LPLs) with directly modulating data signals is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. With the assistance of preamplifier and adaptive filter at the receiving sites, low bit error rate (BER) at 10m/500Mbps operation is obtained for each wavelength. The use of preamplifier and adaptive filter offer significant improvements for free-space transmission performance. Improved performance of BER of <10−9, as well as better and clear eye diagram were achieved in our proposed WDM VLC systems. LPL features create a new category of good performance with high-speed data rate, long transmission length (>5m), as well as easy handling and installation. This proposed WDM VLC system reveals a prominent one to present its advancement in simplicity and convenience to be installed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: March 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2012
Published: April 16, 2012

Wen-Yi Lin, Chia-Yi Chen, Hai-Han Lu, Ching-Hung Chang, Ying-Pyng Lin, Huang-Chang Lin, and Hsiao-Wen Wu, "10m/500Mbps WDM visible light communication systems," Opt. Express 20, 9919-9924 (2012)

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