Visible light communications: From theory to industrial standardization

Murat Uysal

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Visible light communication (VLC) builds upon the ubiquitous presence of LEDs and exploits the existing illumination infrastructure for wireless access. VLC provides high data rate transmission in unregulated optical spectrum and is considered as a powerful complement to radio frequency based solutions in user dense environments or as an alternative in places where radio waves may not be permitted or restricted. In this paper, we first provide an overview of this promising technology and highlight its unique advantages and applications areas. Then, we discuss the commercialization potential and present ongoing international standardization activities which are seen by the industry as a key requirement to address the mass market adoption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2019
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580538
StatePublished - 2019
EventOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Mar 3 2019Mar 7 2019

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F160-OFC 2019
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceOptical Fiber Communication Conference, OFC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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