MIMO visible light communications using a wide field-of-view fluorescent concentrator

Rahmat Mulyawan, Hyunchae Chun, Ariel Gomez, Sujan Rajbhandari, Grahame Faulkner, Pavlos P. Manousiadis, Dimali A. Vithanage, Graham A. Turnbull, Ifor D W Samuel, Stephen Collins, Dominic O'Brien

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Abstract

This letter reports a demonstration of a 2 x 2 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) indoor visible-light communication (VLC) system using a novel fluorescent optical concentrator-based receiver. This potentially allows a high degree of spatial multiplexing to be achieved using a simple receiver structure that can have a wide field-of-view. Details of a two-channel MIMO VLC system that operates at 32 Mb/s with a receiver acceptance angle of ±22.5° are given, and future directions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7809099
Pages (from-to)306-309
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume29
Issue number3
Early online date9 Jan 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Fluorescent concentrator
  • FOV
  • LED
  • MIMO
  • Visible light communications
  • VLC

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