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High-speed integrated optical wireless system demonstrator
Author(s): Dominic C. O'Brien; Grahame E. Faulkner; Kalok Jim; Emmanuel B. Zyambo; David J. Edwards; Mark Whitehead; Paul N. Stavrinou; Gareth Parry; Jacques Bellon; Martin J. N. Sibley; Vinod A. Lalithambika; Valencia M. Joyner; Rina J. Samsudin; David M. Holburn; Robert J. Mears
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Paper Abstract

The widespread use of Optical LANs is dependent on the ability to fabricate low cost transceiver components. These are usually complex, and fabrication involves the integration of optoelectronic and electronic devices, as well as optical components. A number of UK universities are currently involved in a project to demonstrate integrated optical wireless transceiver subsystems that can provide eyesafe line of sight in-building communication at 155Mbit/s and above, using 1550nm eyesafe emitters. The system uses two-dimensional arrays of novel microcavity LED emitters, and arrays of detectors integrated with custom CMOS integrated circuits to implement tracking transceiver components. The project includes design and fabrication of the optoelectronic devices, transimpedance amplifiers and optical systems, as well as flip-chip bonding of the optoelectronic and CMOS integrated circuits to create components scaleable to the large numbers of sources and detectors required. In this paper we report initial results from the first seven channel demonstrator system. Performance of individual components, their limitations and future directions are detailed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4530, Optical Wireless Communications IV, (27 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449805
Show Author Affiliations
Dominic C. O'Brien, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Grahame E. Faulkner, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Kalok Jim, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Emmanuel B. Zyambo, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
David J. Edwards, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Mark Whitehead, Imperial College (United Kingdom)
Paul N. Stavrinou, Imperial College (United Kingdom)
Gareth Parry, Imperial College (United Kingdom)
Jacques Bellon, Univ. of Huddersfield (United Kingdom)
Martin J. N. Sibley, Univ. of Huddersfield (United Kingdom)
Vinod A. Lalithambika, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Valencia M. Joyner, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Rina J. Samsudin, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
David M. Holburn, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Robert J. Mears, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4530:
Optical Wireless Communications IV
Eric J. Korevaar, Editor(s)

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