Journal article

Universal optical network architecture for future wireless LANs [Invited]

Sampath Edirisinghe, Chathurika Ranaweera, Christina Lim, Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas, Elaine Wong

JOURNAL OF OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING | OPTICAL SOC AMER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Ultra-high-capacity indoor wireless connectivity is considered a key technology enabler to support end-to-end delivery of new services in the beyond-5G and 6G era. With physical layer data rates well beyond 10 Gbps, optical wireless communication (OWC) technology is positioning itself as a prospective candidate to support these services. While OWC is capable of handling multi-gigabit data rates in the wireless domain, the underlying distribution network architecture is not designed to transport the projected high volumes of data as well as the expected added complexity of managing and coordinating multiple narrow beams, beamsteering, and femto cells. To future proof wireless local area netwo..

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