Optical wireless communication systems
The emerging field of optical wireless communication (OWC) systems is seen as potential complementary technology to the radio frequency wireless communications in certain applications. It is deemed as a possible technology in the future 5th Generation communication networks to address the spectrum congestion and improve the system's capacity. More research and developments in OWC is still needed in order for it to be adopted in current and future communication systems. This special issue brings together research papers on OWC covering free space optic, visible communications and ultraviolet communications.
Ghassemlooy, Zabih Zvanovec, Stanislav Khalighi, Mohammad-Ali Popoola, Wasiu O. Pérez Soler, Joaquín 2017 Optical wireless communication systems Optik 151 1 6