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Optical wireless Ethernet
Author(s): P. J. Nicholls; S. D. Greaves; Martin J. N. Sibley
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Paper Abstract

This paper details the design and testing of an optical wireless Ethernet system. This system is a demonstration unit that grants the user of a mobile computer access to network services usually only available to wired users. The system operates at the full Ethernet rate of 10Mbit/s and has a range of approximately four meters in a typical office environment. Issues concerning the safety of the transmitters has been presented along with details of how the commercial LEDs used in the transmitter were switched at the high speeds and powers required. Also the transmitter/receiver link has been modeled and simulated. These simulations compare well to measurements taken in a test room, the layout of which matches that of a typical office environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2919, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues II, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256344
Show Author Affiliations
P. J. Nicholls, Univ. of Huddersfield (UK) and British Telecom Research Labs. (United Kingdom)
S. D. Greaves, Univ. of Huddersfield (UK) and British Telecom Research Labs. (United Kingdom)
Martin J. N. Sibley, Univ. of Huddersfield (UK) and British Telecom Research Labs. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2919:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues II
Robert A. Cryan; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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