Optimized pre-equalization for gigabit polarization division multiplexed visible light communication

Do Hoon Kwon, Sung Jin Kim, Se Hoon Yang, Sang Kook Han

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We experimentally demonstrated a gigabit visible light communication system employing polarization division multiplexing and adaptive modulation optical-discrete multitones by using a phosphor-based white light-emitting diode. An optimized pre-equalization circuit was used to prevent clipping of the baseband signal, which exceeded the linear operating range of the LED, and to control the power distribution of each subcarrier in order to obtain an efficient bit-loading profile. Using this technique, we achieved 1.025 and 1.016 Gbps transmissions for each polarization channel and a total of 2.041 Gbps transmissions were experimentally verified. In each transmission, bit error rate performances were below the forward error correction limit.

Original languageEnglish
Article number076101
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIP) (No. 2013R1A2A2A01008341).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)


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