Modulated retro reflector for VLC applications

Etai Rosenkrantz, Shlomi Arnon

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Abstract

Visible light communication (VLC) is a new emerging technology that uses standard visible light to transmit broadband data streams in addition to illumination. In our research we have theoretically studied an innovative device that can serve as a modulating retro-reflector (MRR) for VLC applications. The device comprises of a nanocoposite of ferroelectric thin-film embedded with noble metal nano-shells. In comparison to the nano-spheres, the nano-shells provide more flexibility in the design of the device. This MRR can be used in asymmetric communication links as an optical transceiver for mobile devices. The main conclusion from our study is that a nanocomposite based MRR can save power, complexity, dimensions and weight in comparison to standard communication links. this fact is very important for mobile platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Communication and Propagation Through the Atmosphere and Oceans III
EditorsStephen M. Hammel, Alexander M. J. van Eijk, Christopher C. Davis
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412512
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventLaser Communication and Propagation Through the Atmosphere and Oceans III - San Diego, United States
Duration: 17 Aug 201419 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9224
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceLaser Communication and Propagation Through the Atmosphere and Oceans III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period17/08/1419/08/14

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