Title: Utilization of 1-GHz VCSEL for 11.1-Gbps OFDM VLC Wireless Communication
Authors: Lu, I-Cheng
Yeh, Chien-Hung
Hsu, Dar-Zu
Chow, Chi-Wai
Department of Photonics
Keywords: Visible light communication (VLC);vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL);orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
Issue Date: Jun-2016
Abstract: In this paper, we propose using an energy-efficient and low-cost 682-nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) with 1-GHz modulation bandwidth for highspeed wireless visible light communication (VLC). Moreover, by using spectral-efficient orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation with bit-and-power-loading algorithm, we successfully demonstrate VCSEL-based transmission at 11.1 Gbps (10.2 Gbps in a raw data rate) over a free-space length of 1.2 m under small bias current of 3.5 mA. Furthermore, decreasing the bias current as low as 2 mA, we can also demonstrate 10.5 Gbps (9.7 Gbps in a raw data rate) OFDM VLC transmission over a 1.2-m free-space link. This proposed VCSEL-based OFDM transmission system could be viewed as a cost-effective and energy-efficient approach for high-speed (> 10 Gbps) laser diode wireless VLC application.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOT.2016.2553839
ISSN: 1943-0655
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOT.2016.2553839
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
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