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Mitigation of Optical Background Noise in Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Optical Wireless Communication Systems

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4 Author(s)
C. W. Chow$^{1}$Department of Photonics and Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu , Taiwan ; C. H. Yeh ; Y. F. Liu ; P. Y. Huang

One challenge faced by the in-home light-emitting diode (LED) optical wireless communication is the optical noises. Here, we first experimentally characterize the effect of optical background noise to the performance of the LED optical wireless communication channel. We demonstrate using Manchester coding for the LED to mitigate the optical noise. No adaptive monitoring, feedback, or optical filtering is required. The theoretical and numerical analysis of Manchester decoding process to mitigate the optical background noise is provided. Our experimental result shows that Manchester coding can significantly eliminate optical noise generated by the AC-LED operated at <; 500 kHz and fluorescent light.

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IEEE Photonics Journal  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 1 )