Optical wireless communications: introduction to the feature issue Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We are beginning to witness an exciting era for researchers and developers of opti- cal wireless communications (OWC) systems ranging from short-range commu- nication by millimeter-size sensors (eg, "smart dust") to millions of kilometers in the new mission to Mars or new concept of optical multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) for the next-generation optical WLAN. For example, although considered a "new" broadband access technology, free-space op- tical communication, better known as FSOC or optical wireless, can arguably be considered …

publication date

  • January 1, 2006