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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2830–2838

Visible light communications: real time 10 Mb/s link with a low bandwidth polymer light-emitting diode

Paul Anthony Haigh, Francesco Bausi, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Ioannis Papakonstantinou, Hoa Le Minh, Charlotte Fléchon, and Franco Cacialli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2830-2838 (2014)

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This paper presents new experimental results on a polymer light-emitting diode based visible light communications system. For the first time we demonstrate a 10 Mb/s link based on the on-off keying data format with real time equalization on a field programmable gate array. The 10 Mb/s transmission speed is available at a bit error rate less than 4.6 × 10−3, which is the limit for forward error correction. At a BER of 10−6 a transmission speed of 7 Mb/s is readily achievable.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2700) General : General science
(250.3680) Optoelectronics : Light-emitting polymers
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2013
Published: January 31, 2014

Paul Anthony Haigh, Francesco Bausi, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Ioannis Papakonstantinou, Hoa Le Minh, Charlotte Fléchon, and Franco Cacialli, "Visible light communications: real time 10 Mb/s link with a low bandwidth polymer light-emitting diode," Opt. Express 22, 2830-2838 (2014)

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