Prism array-based receiver with application in MIMO indoor optical wireless communications

Qian Wang, Roger J Green, Jean Armstrong

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In this paper, a prism array-based receiver for intensity-modulated direct-detection (IM/DD) optical wireless systems has been investigated. The receiver uses an array of prisms to achieve angular diversity within a compact receiver structure. The transmission of light through a prism onto a photodetecting surface is presented, showing the power loss of the light. The resulting channel gains are determined and show that the new receiver has a wide field of view (FOV). This receiver is then applied in a typical room using lighting light emitting diodes (LEDs) as transmitters. It is shown that there is relatively little variation in performance as a function of the position of the receiver within the room. This means that the new structure can form the basis of robust optical wireless MIMO systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
EditorsMarek Jaworski, Marian Marciniak
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479956029
ISBN (Print)9781479956005
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2014 - Convention Center Graz (Grazer Messe), Graz, Austria
Duration: 6 Jul 201410 Jul 2014
Conference number: 16th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 2014
Abbreviated titleICTON 2014
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