3 October 2013 Wireless visible light communication technology using optical beamforming
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We propose and demonstrate a new wireless visible light communication (VLC) technology using optical beamforming to improve signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and transmission distance. Optical beamforming is a technology that can focus light-emitting diode (LED) light on a desired target device. Our experimental results show that SNR can be improved by 12 dB and transmission distance can be almost doubled by using optical beamforming. We can also control the modulation depth of the optical beamforming if we want to use the LED light as illumination at the same time. We also propose an algorithm to direct the beam to the target device automatically.
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Sung-Man Kim, Seong-Min Kim, "Wireless visible light communication technology using optical beamforming," Optical Engineering 52(10), 106101 (3 October 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.52.10.106101 . Submission:
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