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15 Gb/s OFDM-based VLC using direct modulation of 450 GaN laser diode
Author(s): Shaun Viola; Mohamed Sufyan Islim; Scott Watson; Stefan Videv; Harald Haas; Anthony E. Kelly
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Paper Abstract

A record data rate for visible light communications (VLC) using a transistor outline (TO) packaged Gallium Nitride (GaN) laser diode is reported. Using a system 3 dB bandwidth of 1.4 GHz data transmission at 15 Gb/s is reported. This is achieved due to the use of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) in combination with a high system signal to noise ratio (SNR) and adaptive bit loading extending the effective bandwidth to 2.5 GHz. To the best of authors knowledge this is the highest reported data rate for single channel VLC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10437, Advanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques and Applications III, 104370E (6 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2292004
Show Author Affiliations
Shaun Viola, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Mohamed Sufyan Islim, The Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Scott Watson, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Stefan Videv, The Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Harald Haas, The Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Anthony E. Kelly, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10437:
Advanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques and Applications III
Henry J. White; Florian Moll, Editor(s)

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