Visible light communications: multi-band super-Nyquist CAP modulation

Haigh, Paul, Chvojka, Petr, Ghassemlooy, Zabih, Zvanovec, Stanislav and Darwazeh, Izzat (2019) Visible light communications: multi-band super-Nyquist CAP modulation. Optics Express, 27 (6). pp. 8912-8919. ISSN 1094-4087

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Abstract

In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate the performance of a non-orthogonal multi-band super-Nyquist carrier-less amplitude and phase (m-SCAP) modulation for visible light communications (VLC). We break the orthogonality between sub-bands in the frequency domain by compressing the spectrum, purposely overlapping them, and introducing inter-band interference (IBI). We demonstrate that our proposed system can tolerate IBI, and hence spectral efficiency can be increased without introducing additional complexity to the receiver. We show that m-SCAP can tolerate up to 30% and 20% compression for 4- and 16-level quadrature amplitude modulation, respectively, thus leading to an improvement in spectral efficiencies up to 40% and 25%, respectively, at the cost of bit error rate performance, which however remains below the 7% forward error correction limit. Moreover, the experimental results are supported by numerical simulations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 15:03
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 15:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38437

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