Visible light communication using DC-biased optical filter bank multi-carrier modulation

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Filter bank multicarrier (FBMC) has become a promising candidate to replace conventional orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) scheme in 5G technology due to its better spectral confinement which results in a reduced inter-channel interference (ICI). However, the viability of using FBMC in visible light communication has not been verified. In this work we present the first experimental validation of the DC-biased optical filter bank multicarrier (DCO-FBMC) modulation scheme over a free-space optical channel. Under different receiving powers, up to three times bit error rate performance improvement has been achieved using DCO-FBMC with different overlapping factors compared to that of conventional DCO-OFDM.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 Global LIFI Congress (GLC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9782956309109
StatePublished - Mar 19 2018

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): REP/1/2878-01-01
Acknowledgements: The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support from KAUST-KFUPM Special Initiative, Grant No. REP/1/2878-01-01.


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