Optical Wireless Communications

An Emerging Technology

  • Murat Uysal
  • Carlo Capsoni
  • Zabih Ghassemlooy
  • Anthony Boucouvalas
  • Eszter Udvary

Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Z. Ghassemlooy, M. Uysal, M. A. Khalighi, V. Ribeiro, F. Moll, S. Zvanovec et al.
    Pages 1-23
  3. Yahya Kemal Baykal
    Pages 25-45
  4. Roberto Nebuloni, Carlo Capsoni
    Pages 47-68
  5. Ondrej Fiser, Vladimir Brazda
    Pages 69-86
  6. Farshad Miramirkhani, Murat Uysal, Erdal Panayirci
    Pages 107-122
  7. Juraj Poliak, Peter Barcik, Otakar Wilfert
    Pages 123-143
  8. Saverio Mori, Frank S. Marzano
    Pages 145-170
  9. Imran Shafique Ansari, Hessa AlQuwaiee, Emna Zedini, Mohamed-Slim Alouini
    Pages 171-208
  10. Guowei Yang, Mohammad-Ali Khalighi, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Salah Bourennane
    Pages 209-229
  11. Majid Safari
    Pages 231-253
  12. Dobroslav Tsonev, Mohamed Sufyan Islim, Harald Haas
    Pages 255-298
  13. Mike Wolf, Sher Ali Cheema, Martin Haardt
    Pages 299-323
  14. Aniceto Belmonte, Joseph M. Kahn
    Pages 325-343
  15. Omer Narmanlioglu, Refik Caglar Kizilirmak, Farshad Miramirkhani, Murat Uysal
    Pages 345-362
  16. Milica I. Petkovic, Aleksandra M. Cvetkovic, Goran T. Djordjevic
    Pages 387-407
  17. Ali Mirvakili, Hany Elgala, Thomas D. C. Little, Valencia J. Koomson
    Pages 409-430
  18. Zabih Ghassemlooy, Wasiu Popoola, Stanislav Zvanovec
    Pages 431-450
  19. Melike Erol-Kantarci, Murat Uysal
    Pages 451-461
  20. A. C. Boucouvalas, K. P. Peppas
    Pages 463-483
  21. Yuan Li, Nikolaos Pappas, Vangelis Angelakis, Michał Pióro, Di Yuan
    Pages 485-510
  22. Antonio Teixeira, Ali Shahpari, Vitor Ribeiro, Ricardo Ferreira, Artur Sousa, Somayeh Ziaie et al.
    Pages 511-526
  23. Jamshid Abouei, Seyyed Saleh Hosseini, Konstantinos N. Plataniotis
    Pages 527-545
  24. Zabih Ghassemlooy, Pengfei Luo, Stanislav Zvanovec
    Pages 547-568
  25. Anne Julien-Vergonjanne, Stéphanie Sahuguède, Ludovic Chevalier
    Pages 569-587
  26. Alberto Carrasco-Casado, Verónica Fernández, Natalia Denisenko
    Pages 589-607
  27. Gábor Fehér, Eszter Udvary
    Pages 609-622
  28. Back Matter
    Pages 623-634

About this book


This book focuses on optical wireless communications (OWC), an emerging technology with huge potential for the provision of pervasive and reliable next-generation communications networks. It shows how the development of novel and efficient wireless technologies can contribute to a range of transmission links essential for the heterogeneous networks of the future to support various communications services and traffic patterns with ever-increasing demands for higher data-transfer rates.

The book starts with a chapter reviewing the OWC field, which explains different sub-technologies (visible-light, ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) communications) and introduces the spectrum of application areas (indoor, vehicular, terrestrial, underwater, intersatellite, deep space, etc.). This provides readers with the necessary background information to understand the specialist material in the main body of the book, which is in four parts.

The first of these deals with propagation modelling and channel characterization of OWC channels at different spectral bands and with different applications. The second starts by providing a unified information-theoretic treatment of OWC and then discusses advanced physical-layer methodologies (including, but not limited to: advanced coding, modulation diversity, cooperation and multi-carrier techniques) and the ultimate limitations imposed by practical constraints. On top of the physical layer come the upper-layer protocols and cross-layer designs that are the subject of the third part of the book. The last part of the book features a chapter-by-chapter assessment of selected OWC applications.

Optical Wireless Communications is a valuable reference guide for academic researchers and practitioners concerned with the future development of the world’s communication networks. It succinctly but comprehensively presents the latest advances in the field.


Optical Wireless Communication Free-space Optical Communication COST Action IC1101 Visible-light Communication Ultraviolet Communication Infrared Communication Wireless Communications Communication Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Murat Uysal
    • 1
  • Carlo Capsoni
    • 2
  • Zabih Ghassemlooy
    • 3
  • Anthony Boucouvalas
    • 4
  • Eszter Udvary
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringÖzyeğin UniversityİstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e BioingegneriaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering and EnvironmentUniversity of Northumbria at NewcastleNewcastle-upon-TyneUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Department of Informatics and TelecommunicationsUniversity of PeloponneseTripolisGreece
  5. 5.Department of Broadband Infocommunication and Electromagnetic TheoryBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30200-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30201-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-4862
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4870
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