Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. 511-522

Vol. 53 Issue 4 pp. 511-522

Feasibility study of using various optical filters in conjunction with indoor visible light communication system

Hilal A. Fadhil, Feras Hasson Alattar, Tariq Adnan Fadil


VLC, LED, BER, optical filter


In modern telecommunication engineering, visible light communication (VLC) is developing a competitive advantage over the traditional RF data communication model since it uses light to transmit data. Optical filters play an important role in optical communication systems to enhance the transmission rate of bit-error rate (BER), especially as a result of noisy environments. We investigate the VLC signal performance induced by four types of filters, including Bessel, Gaussian, rectangular, and trapezoidal filters. The BER is considered an important aspect of improving optical system performance, as it indicates less crosstalk and fewer interferences within the system and is analyzed using eye diagram opening penalties. In our simulation results, the Gaussian filter performs best among these four types of filters. In this paper, a VLC indoor model is developed and simulated using an eye diagram, a bit error rate, and a transmission distance for the proposed model. The results from this study show significant improvements of Gaussian filter over other optical filters for next-generation optical networking systems, the overall BER of a Gaussian filter-based indoor VLC system is less than 9.6 × 10–15, when the bandwidth of the optical filter is 5 nm at the quality factor of 14 dB.

Vol. 53
Issue 4
pp. 511-522

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