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Light fidelity (Li-Fi): towards all-optical networking

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2044649
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. SPIE 9007, Broadband Access Communication Technologies VIII
EditorsBB Dingel, K Tsukamoto
Place of PublicationBELLINGHAM
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventPhotonics West Conference on Broadband Access Communication Technologies VIII - San Francisco, Canada
Duration: 4 Feb 20146 Feb 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Volume9007
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferencePhotonics West Conference on Broadband Access Communication Technologies VIII
CountryCanada
Period4/02/146/02/14

Abstract

Motivated by the looming radio frequency (RF) spectrum crisis, this paper aims at demonstrating that optical wireless communication (OWC) has now reached a state where it can demonstrate that it is a viable and matured solution to this fundamental problem. In particular, for indoor communications where most mobile data traffic is consumed, light fidelity (Li-Fi) which is related to visible light communication (VLC) offers many key advantages, and effective solutions to the issues that have been posed in the last decade. This paper discusses all key component technologies required to realize optical cellular communication systems referred to here as optical attocell networks. Optical attocells are the next step in the progression towards ever smaller cells, a progression which is known to be the most significant contributor to the improvements in network spectral efficiencies in RF wireless networks.

    Research areas

  • Li-Fi, VLC, optical wireless, visible light communications, optical attocell, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION, OFDM

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