Hybrid polymer optical fibre and visible light communication link for in-home network

Wasiu O. Popoola, Evangelos Pikasis, Isaac Osahon

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Abstract

The concept of hybrid polymer optical fibre (POF) and visible light communication (VLC) for in-home networking is experimentally evaluated in this paper. The performance evaluation is based on two schemes of discrete multitone (DMT) and multilevel pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) techniques. The combined effects of modal dispersion of the POF and the limited bandwidth of the phosphor converted illumination LEDs induced frequency selectivity in the heterogeneous link. Equalisers are subsequently used to ameliorate the frequency selectivity of the channel. Results show that from a limited link 3-dB bandwidth of 17 MHz, a data rate of 122 Mbps is attainable using DMT with bit-loading while 91 Mbps is achievable with the low complexity PAM-4. The experimental demonstration results presented in this paper show that the POF/VLC hybrid represents a viable concept to extend the optical bandwidth available in the access network to the in-home network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 26th Wireless and Optical Communication Conference, WOCC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Electronic)9781509049097
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017
Event26th Wireless and Optical Communication Conference, WOCC 2017 - Newark, United States
Duration: 7 Apr 20178 Apr 2017

Conference

Conference26th Wireless and Optical Communication Conference, WOCC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewark
Period7/04/178/04/17

Keywords

  • Discrete Multitone (DMT)
  • Heterogeneous Network
  • In-Home Network
  • Plastic Optical Fiber Communication (POF)
  • Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM)
  • Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM)
  • Visible Light Communications (VLC)

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