The Application of Visible Light Communications - Prof Fary Ghassemlooy

15 March 2017, 12:00 - 14:00
Cambridge campus


Visible Light Communication (VLC) based on white light emitting diodes is an intriguing technology with multiple features and applications has received substantial recent attention in the academic and industry. But it is a green complementary technology which can be used for data communication, optical indoor GPS, and sensing all using light emitting diodes. In this talk Prof. Fary Ghassemlooy from Northumbria University will discuss the properties of VLC that make it suitable as part of a 5G technology, including the ability to realize small cells, and dense networking. The talk will also demonstrate how radio frequency and VLC can coexist, realizing the strengths of both media, and potential application areas including medical, transportation, manufacturing, etc.


Professor Zabih (Fary) Ghassemlooy is Professor of Optical Communications and Head of the Northumbria Communications Research Lab. and the Optical Communications Research Group at Northumbria University. For further details please visit Professor Ghassemlooey's website.

Event Details

15 March 2017, 12:00 - 14:00
Cambridge campus
Free to attend - lunch is provided

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