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Light fidelity (Li-Fi): towards all-optical networking
Author(s): Dobroslav Tsonev; Stefan Videv; Harald Haas
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9007, Broadband Access Communication Technologies VIII, 900702 (1 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2044649
Show Author Affiliations
Dobroslav Tsonev, The Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Stefan Videv, The Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Harald Haas, The Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9007:
Broadband Access Communication Technologies VIII
Benjamin B. Dingel; Katsutoshi Tsukamoto, Editor(s)

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