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A novel high-speed optical wireless communication system for indoor personal area networking applications is proposed and studied. A proof-of-concept experiment at 12.5-Gb/s wireless transmission has been successfully demonstrated with limited mobility. When integrated with a WiFi-based localization system, high-speed optical wireless communication with a mobility feature can be achieved over the entire room. The performance trade-offs between the maximum beam footprint and overall bit rate have also been studied and quantified experimentally and the results show that error-free (BER<;10-9) reception can always be achieved for a wide range of bit rates from 1 to 12.5 Gb/s.
Date of Publication: April15, 2011