Overview Article on Indoor Optical Wireless Communications

Elgala, H., Mesleh, R., and Haas, H., "Indoor Optical Wireless Communication: Potential and State-of-the-Art";, IEEE Communications Magazine - Optical Communications Series, vol. 49, no. 9, pp. 56-62, September 2011, DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2011.6011734


In recent years, interest in optical wireless (OW) as a promising complementary technology for RF technology has gained new momentum fuelled by significant deployments in solid state lighting technology.

This article aims at reviewing and summarizing recent advancements in OW communication, with the main focus on indoor deployment scenarios. This includes a discussion of challenges, potential applications, state of the art, and prospects. Related issues covered in this article are duplex transmission, multiple access, MAC protocols, and link capacity improvements. This article is available here: Indoor Optical Wireless Communications: Potential and State-of-the-Art (© IEEE).

Optical Wireless Indoor Deployment