Abstract

We report a novel optical wireless communication (OWC) system solution that supports multi-Gbps (Gigabit-per-second) capacity for indoors. Narrow beams, termed as pencil beams, are directed to wireless users using a tunable laser and a passive diffractive optical element. This enables a wide coverage of ultra-high-capacity communication links to serve multiple network users simultaneously. Experimental results demonstrating data rates of up to 10 Gbps, with on–off keying modulation format, over a distance of more than 2.5 m, are reported. Error-free links beam-steered over a total wavelength range of 130 nm, with steering angle of 17.16°, have been achieved. This system is proposed for short-range OWC and is promising for seamless integration in in-building optical networks.

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