Abstract

Two high-speed angle diversity optical wireless systems have recently been implemented, as part of a European Community funded project. One operates at 1.25 Gb/s offering a limited coverage area, and the other at 280 Mb/s, with room scale coverage. In this paper, we summarize the design approach for these systems and their performance. Implications of these results for the design and implementation of future systems are also discussed.

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F. Alsaadi, J. Elmirghani, "Mobile multigigabit indoor optical wireless systems employing multibeam power adaptation and imaging diversity receivers," IEEE/OSA J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 3, 27-39 (2011).

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2010 (2)

H. Le-Minh, D. C. O'Brien, G. Faulkner, M. Wolf, L. Grobe, J. Lui, O. Bouchet, "A 1.25 Gbit/s indoor optical wireless demonstrator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1598-1600 (2010).

O. Bouchet, P. Porcon, J. W. Walewski, S. Nerreter, K. D. Langer, L. Fernandez, J. Vucic, T. Kamalakis, G. Ntogari, I. Neoskosmidis, E. Gueutier, "Wireless optical network for a home network," Free-Space Laser Commun. X 7814, 781406-1-781406-9 (2010).

2008 (1)

M. Jafar, D. C. O'Brien, C. J. Stevens, D. J. Edwards, "Evaluation of coverage area for a wide line-of-sight indoor optical free-space communication system employing coherent detection," IET Commun. 2, 18-26 (2008).

2005 (2)

R. Ramirez-Iniguez, R. J. Green, "Optical antenna design for indoor optical wireless communication systems," Int. J. Commun. Syst. 18, 229-245 (2005).

D. C. O'Brien, G. E. Faulkner, E. B. Zyambo, K. Jim, D. J. Edwards, P. Stavrinou, G. Parry, J. Bellon, M. J. Sibley, V. A. Lalithambika, V. M. Joyner, R. J. Samsudin, D. M. Holburn, R. J. Mears, "Integrated transceivers for optical wireless communications," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 11, 173-183 (2005).

2004 (1)

S. Jivkova, B. A. Hristov, M. Kavehrad, "Power-efficient multispot-diffuse multiple-input-multiple-output approach to broad-band optical wireless communications," IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol. 53, 882-889 (2004).

2000 (1)

J. B. Carruthers, J. M. Kahn, "Angle diversity for nondirected wireless infrared communication," IEEE Trans. Commun. 48, 960-969 (2000).

Free-Space Laser Commun. X (1)

O. Bouchet, P. Porcon, J. W. Walewski, S. Nerreter, K. D. Langer, L. Fernandez, J. Vucic, T. Kamalakis, G. Ntogari, I. Neoskosmidis, E. Gueutier, "Wireless optical network for a home network," Free-Space Laser Commun. X 7814, 781406-1-781406-9 (2010).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

H. Le-Minh, D. C. O'Brien, G. Faulkner, M. Wolf, L. Grobe, J. Lui, O. Bouchet, "A 1.25 Gbit/s indoor optical wireless demonstrator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1598-1600 (2010).

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. (1)

D. C. O'Brien, G. E. Faulkner, E. B. Zyambo, K. Jim, D. J. Edwards, P. Stavrinou, G. Parry, J. Bellon, M. J. Sibley, V. A. Lalithambika, V. M. Joyner, R. J. Samsudin, D. M. Holburn, R. J. Mears, "Integrated transceivers for optical wireless communications," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 11, 173-183 (2005).

IEEE Trans. Commun. (1)

J. B. Carruthers, J. M. Kahn, "Angle diversity for nondirected wireless infrared communication," IEEE Trans. Commun. 48, 960-969 (2000).

IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol. (1)

S. Jivkova, B. A. Hristov, M. Kavehrad, "Power-efficient multispot-diffuse multiple-input-multiple-output approach to broad-band optical wireless communications," IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol. 53, 882-889 (2004).

IEEE/OSA J. Opt. Commun. Netw. (1)

F. Alsaadi, J. Elmirghani, "Mobile multigigabit indoor optical wireless systems employing multibeam power adaptation and imaging diversity receivers," IEEE/OSA J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 3, 27-39 (2011).

IET Commun. (1)

M. Jafar, D. C. O'Brien, C. J. Stevens, D. J. Edwards, "Evaluation of coverage area for a wide line-of-sight indoor optical free-space communication system employing coherent detection," IET Commun. 2, 18-26 (2008).

Int. J. Commun. Syst. (1)

R. Ramirez-Iniguez, R. J. Green, "Optical antenna design for indoor optical wireless communication systems," Int. J. Commun. Syst. 18, 229-245 (2005).

J. Lightw. Technol. (1)

K. Wang, A. Nirmalathas, C. Lim, E. Skafidas, "4 × 12.5 Gb/s WDM optical wireless communication system for indoor applications," J. Lightw. Technol. 29, 1988-1996 (2011).

Other (8)

D. C. O'Brien, "High data-rate infra-red optical wireless communications: Implementation challenges," Globecom 2010 (2010).

G. Yun, M. Kavehrad, "Spot-diffusing and fly-eye receivers for indoor infrared wireless communications," Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Sel. Topics Wireless Commun. (1992) pp. 262-265.

H. Le-Minh, D. C. O'Brien, G. E. Faulkner, M. Wolf, L. Grobe, J. Li, "Bi-directional gigabit ethernet optical wireless communications system for home access networks," IET Proc. Optolectron. (2012).

P. F. M. Smulders, "60 GHz radio: Prospects and future directions," presented at the Symp. IEEE Benelux Chapter Commun. Veh. Technol. EindhovenThe Netherlands (2003).

J. P. Javaudin, M. Bellec, D. Varoutas, V. Suraci, "OMEGA ICT project: Towards convergent gigabit home networks," Proc. IEEE 19th Int. Symp. Personal, Indoor Mobile Radio Commun. (2008) pp. 1-5.

Safety of Laser Products Part 1: British Standards Institution IEC 60825-1 (2007).

M. Wolf, J. H. Li, L. Grobe, D. C. O'Brien, H. Le Minh, O. Bouchet, "Challenges in Gbps wireless optical transmission," Proc. 2nd Int. ICST Conf. Mobile Lightweight Wireless Syst. (2010) pp. 484-495.

J. Zeng, V. Joyner, J. Liao, S. L. Deng, Z. R. Huang, "A 5 Gb/s 7-channel current-mode imaging receiver front-end for free-space optical MIMO," Proc. 52nd IEEE Int. Midwest Symp. Circuits Syst. (2009) pp. 148-151.

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