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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3468–3474

A multiple-input-multiple-output visible light communication system based on VCSELs and spatial light modulators

Hai-Han Lu, Ying-Pyng Lin, Po-Yi Wu, Chia-Yi Chen, Min-Chou Chen, and Tai-Wei Jhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3468-3474 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.003468


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Abstract

A multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) visible light communication (VLC) system employing vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) and spatial light modulators (SLMs) with 16-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM)-orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) modulating signal is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The transmission capacity of system is significantly increased by space-division demultiplexing scheme. With the assistance of low noise amplifier (LNA) and data comparator, good bit error rate (BER) performance, clear constellation map, and clear eye diagram are achieved for each optical channel. Such a MIMO VLC system would be attractive for providing services including data and telecommunication services. Our proposed system is suitably applicable to the lightwave communication system in wireless transmission.

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OCIS Codes
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

Citation
Hai-Han Lu, Ying-Pyng Lin, Po-Yi Wu, Chia-Yi Chen, Min-Chou Chen, and Tai-Wei Jhang, "A multiple-input-multiple-output visible light communication system based on VCSELs and spatial light modulators," Opt. Express 22, 3468-3474 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-3468


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