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Modulated retro reflector for VLC applications
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Paper Abstract

Visible light communication (VLC) is a new emerging technology that uses standard visible light to transmit broadband data streams in addition to illumination. In our research we have theoretically studied an innovative device that can serve as a modulating retro-reflector (MRR) for VLC applications. The device comprises of a nanocoposite of ferroelectric thin-film embedded with noble metal nano-shells. In comparison to the nano-spheres, the nano-shells provide more flexibility in the design of the device. This MRR can be used in asymmetric communication links as an optical transceiver for mobile devices. The main conclusion from our study is that a nanocomposite based MRR can save power, complexity, dimensions and weight in comparison to standard communication links. this fact is very important for mobile platforms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9224, Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans III, 922414 (3 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062585
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Etai Rosenkrantz, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Shlomi Arnon, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9224:
Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans III
Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Christopher C. Davis; Stephen M. Hammel, Editor(s)

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