Special Issue "Optical Wireless Communications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
Prof. George K. Karagiannidis
Director of Telecommunications Systems & Networks Lab, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece
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Interests: wireless communications; wireless power transfer and applications; optical wireless communications; communications for biomedical engineering; wireless security
Dr. Goran T. Djordjevic
Considering the rapidly-expanding volume of traffic on mobile networks, the critical question is how the current telecommunication networks can accommodate a further increase in the data rate, while maintaining energy consumption, latency, cost, and complexity level. To meet the above requirements, the utilization of optical wireless communications (OWC) is a promising alternative to RF. OWC provides a number of interesting features, including: (i) very high data rates, (ii) inherent security, (iii) no electromagnetic interference, and (iv) wide bandwidth.
This Special Issue will provide a forum for the latest research and innovations in OWC technologies, as well as their applications, and will bridge the gap between theory and practice in the design of OWC-based systems. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on topics including, but not limited to:
- Indoor and outdoor optical wireless channel and network modeling
- Visible light, infrared, and ultraviolet communications
- Modulation and coding techniques for OWC
- Information theory and capacity of OW channels
- Signal processing for OWC
- MIMO and OFDM techniques for OWC
- Multiple access, scheduling, and interference coordination
- Resource allocation and energy efficiency in OWC
- Topology control and routing for free space optical (FSO) networks
- Airborne FSO systems
- Atmospheric effects on the performance of FSO links
- Long wavelength FSO communications
- Multihop OWC
- Hybrid OW/RF communication systems and integration with the 5G
- Optical camera communication
- OW sensor networks
- OWC-based system for positioning
- Vehicular OWC
- Underwater OWC systems
- OWC in medical applications
Prof. George K. Karagiannidis
Prof. Goran T. Djordjevic
Dr. Panagiotis D. Diamantoulakis
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- Optical wireless communications
- visible light communications
- infrared communications
- ultraviolet communications
- free space optical