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Multi-user techniques in visible light communications: A survey

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Advanced Communication Systems and Information Security, ACOSIS 2016 - Proceedings
ISBN (Electronic)9781509062270
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Communication Systems and Information Security -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advanced Communication Systems and Information Security
Period1/01/00 → …


Visible light communication (VLC) is a recent proposed paradigm of optical wireless communication, in which the visible electromagnetic radiation is used for data transmission. The visible part of the spectrum occupies the frequency range from 400 THz to 800 THz, which is 10,000 times greater than the radio frequency (RF) band. Therefore, its exceptional characteristics render it a promising solution to support and complement traditional RF communication systems, and also overcome the currently witnessed scarcity of radio spectrum resources. To this end, in the last few years, there has been a rapid interest in multi-user processing techniques in VLC. Motivated by this, in this paper, we present a comprehensive and up-to-date survey on the integration of multiple-input multiple-output systems, multi-carrier modulations and multiple access techniques in the context of VLC.


  • MIMO systems, multi-carrier, multiple access, Visible light communication

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