Visible Light Communication (VLC) has emerged as a novel optical communication technology that leverages ubiquitous lights to transmitting wireless data between devices. Operating on the visible light spectrum, it holds great potential to mitigate the problem of wireless bandwidth shortage in the near future. VLC has many unique characteristics, such as secure connection, license-free spectrum, data density, no electromagnetic interference, and thus show great potential to support existing applications or enable new applications, compared to its RF siblings. Despite the active researches in VLC technology and subsequently, the Light Fidelity (LiFi) network, many challenges remain unsolved when it comes to bringing the VLC to practical systems and a wide adoption in industrial, commercial and individual applications.
This Panel will focus on VLC-enabled networks, systems, and applications. Through discussion and presentation topics to be explored will includ the coexistence of VLC and RF technologies, novel designs to overcome the inherent limitations, and VLC systems for indoor localization, vehicular communication and IoT networks.
Chief Technology Officer, Sanoor Technologies inc., USA,
Professor, Monash University, Australia
Professor, The University of Edinburgh, PureLIFI Ltd, UK
R&D SLD LASER inc., USA
Head of Metro, Access and In-House Systems Group, Fraunhofer HHI, Germany