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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1823–1826

Gigabit polarization division multiplexing in visible light communication

Yuanquan Wang, Chao Yang, Yiguang Wang, and Nan Chi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 1823-1826 (2014)

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In this Letter, polarization division multiplexing is proposed and experimentally demonstrated for the first time that we know of, in visible light communication systems based on incoherent light emitting diodes and two orthogonal groups of linear polarizers. Spectrally efficient 16-ary quadrature amplitude modulation Nyquist single carrier frequency domain equalization is employed to obtain a maximum spectral efficiency. We achieve an aggregate data rate of 1Gb/s, with bit error rate results for two polarization directions both below the 7% pre-forward-error-correction threshold of 3.8×103 after 80 cm free-space transmission. Moreover, the cross talk between x and y polarization is also discussed and analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(060.2605) Fiber optics and optical communications : Free-space optical communication

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2014
Published: March 20, 2014

Yuanquan Wang, Chao Yang, Yiguang Wang, and Nan Chi, "Gigabit polarization division multiplexing in visible light communication," Opt. Lett. 39, 1823-1826 (2014)

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