Cooperative visible light communications with full-duplex relaying

Omer Narmanlioglu, Refik Caglar Kizilirmak, Farshad Miramirkhani, Murat Uysal

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In this paper, we investigate cooperative visible light communication (VLC) system where an intermediate light source acts as a relay terminal. We assume that relay terminal operates in full-duplex mode. In contrast to radio frequency counterparts, full-duplex VLC terminal is relatively easier to implement due to directive propagation characteristic of light. We first model VLC relay terminal taking into account loop interference channel based on ray tracing simulations. Then, we investigate error rate performance of the relay-assisted VLC system. Our performance evaluations demonstrate the superiority of full-duplex relaying over half-duplex counterpart especially for high modulation sizes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7934349
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2017


  • Visible light communication
  • full-duplex relaying.
  • relay-assisted communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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