Previous Editions

In this overview you will find the invited papers and the accepted papers (after submission) of the previous editions of the Optical Wireless Communication Conference and the respective presentations.

2022 | 2021 | 2020

2022

Opening and Welcome
Professor Jean Paul Linnartz + Pieter Hermans
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Invited Speaker
Harald Haas, Distinguished Professor, University of Strathclyde, on 'Why Optical Wireless Communication is Ready for 6G!', Read More
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Thiago Elias, Researcher PHD Student, Eindhoven University of TechnologyChallenges and research directions on power allocation for LED-based D-MIMO OWC systems
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Hardik Soni, CO / Co-Founder, Nav Wireless Technologies Pvt LtdTerrestrial to Underwater
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Muhammad Ali Umair, European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, ItalyExperimental characterization of a new Software Defined Radio-based DSP stage for VLC systems
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Industry partner Speaker
Nikola Serafimovski, Co-Chair, Light Communication Alliance, on 'Standardization and interoperability in the Light Communication Alliance'
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Session: Ultra Long Distance
Chair: Professor Niek Doelman
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Wimar Klop, System Engineer, TNO, on 'How to achieve 1 Tbps throughput over an 36000 km free-space optical link', Read More
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Session Photonics Optics, components
Chair: Professor Jürgen van Erps
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Professor Andrea Melloni, Politecnico di Milano, on 'Self Adaptive Programmable Optical Processor for FSO turbulence mitigation', Read More
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René Kirrbach, Fraunhofer IPMSPotentials and Limitations of Multipath Lenses for Optical Wireless Transceivers
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Koen VanMol, Post-doctoral researcher, Brussels Photonics (B-PHOT), Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Flanders MakeFunctionalized optical fiber tips for ultra-short range interconnections
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Professor Ton Koonen, Eindhoven University of TechnologyOptical Wireless GbE Receiver with Large Field-of-View
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Lev Azarkh, Eindhoven University of TechnologyOptimal detector size for Optical Wireless Communication links with wide coverage
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Session: Long Distance
Chair: Professor Niek Doelman
Muhammad Bashir, Postdoctoral Researcher, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Free-Space Optical Communications With Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Some Optimization Considerations
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Azka Choudhry, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST NU) Performance Analysis of RS Encoded and Self-synchronizing RS Encoded PPM through a Gamma Gamma Channel
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Steve Hranilovic, Vice-Provost & Dean Graduate Studies | Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering, McMaster University, on 'From Information Theory to Space Laser Comms - The Necessity of a Multi-disciplinary Approach to Optical', Read More

Marco Fernandes, PhD student, Instituto de Telecomunicações - Aveiro, Universidade de AveiroMitigating the impact of pointing errors in a 1 Tbps OWC link through PCS and AGC-amplification
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2021

Invited Papers
dominic O'brienInvited Speaker
Dominic O’Brien, Professor of Engineering Science, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, on "Beamsteering for optical wireless: opportunities and challenges", Read more
nobby stevensInvited Speaker
Nobby Stevens, Associate Professor, KU Leuven, on "Visible Light Positioning for Industrial Environments", Read more
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luis oliveraInvited Speaker
Luís Pedro Oliveira, CEO and co-founder, Aircision, on "Improving global terrestrial telecom networks using Space-grade FSO technology", Read more
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Boudewijn Docter, President, EFFECT Photonics, on "The role of integrated photonics in optical wireless communication systems", Read more
Alvaro Paim RodriguezInvited Speaker
Alvaro Paim Rodriguez, SpaceDataHighway Market Development and Terminal Portfolio Manager, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, on "SpaceDataHighway - Airborne LSATCOM / UltraAir Programme", Read more
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Submitted Papers
Submitted Paper
C.R.B. Corrêa, K.A. Mekonnen, F.M. Huijskens, A.M.J. Koonen, E. Tangdiongga
Eindhoven University of Technology
Bidirectional WDM-over-POF Multi-Gbps LiFi POF-Luminaire with Spatial Diversity
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Wajahat Ali, William Matthews, Grahame Faulkner, Steve Collins
University of Oxford
A wide field-of-view receiver that incorporates fluorescent fibers and a SiPM
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T. E. Bitencourt Cunha, J. M. G. Linnartz, Anteneh A. Abbo, X. Deng
Eindhoven University of Technology
Signify Research
Southwest Jiaotong University
Using G.vlc in MIMO LiFi, the experience with Phoneline and PLC profiles
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J. M. G. Linnartz, T. E. Bitencourt Cunha
Eindhoven University of Technology
Signify Research
Reducing Signalling Overhead and Power Consumption in OWC DCO-OFDM with Adaptive Bit Loading
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Bart van de Laar, Gustavo Castro do AMARAL, Thai Chien Bui, Tiberiu Ceccotti, Martin Eschen, Sander Kossen, Nourdin Kaai, Daniele Raiteri, John Reida, Bas van der Wielen, Luís Pedro Oliveira
TNO Optomechatronics
TNO Quantum Technology
TNO Optics
Aircision
Improving global terrestrial telecom networks - Technology for a 10 Gbps FSO Link over 2.5 km Distance
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Rudolf Saathof, Stefano Speretta, Jian Guo, Hans Kuiper, Eberhard Gill
Delft University of Technology
Fundamental Challenges for Laser Satellite Communications and Quantum Key Distribution
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Joshua Spaander, Jian Guo
Delft University of Technology
A Space Multi-Beam Multi-Link Capable Laser Communications Terminal for Satellites
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Jaap van Till
Delft University of Technology
Tildro Research
In-House Light Paths Network Architecture
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Submitted Paper
Michael Faulwaßer, René Kirrbach, Schneider Tobias, Alexander Noack, Frank Deicke
Fraunhofer IPMS
Solderable Multi-Gigabit Optical Wireless Transceiver for Rotary Communication Setups
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2020

Invited Papers

Alessandro le PeraInvited Speaker
Alessandro Le Pera, Advanced Payload Manager - R&D Manager, Eutelsat, on "Eutelsat perspective on Satellite Optical Communications", Read more
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martijn dresscherInvited Speaker
Duopresentation: Martijn Dresscher, System Engineer | Space | Communications | Optomechatronics, TNO, on "Dutch Ecosystem on Photonic Integrated Circuits: FLAGSHIP – PIC Opportunities in Optical Communications", Read more
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Duopresentation: Paul van Dijk, Vice President Strategy and Innovation, LioniX International, on "Dutch Ecosystem on Photonic Integrated Circuits: FLAGSHIP – PIC Opportunities in Optical Communications", Read more
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daniel behnkeInvited Speaker
Daniel Behnke, Head of Global Digitalization/Corporate Factory IT & Technologies , Weidmüller Deutschland, on "LiFi as Enabler for Smart Manufacturing", Read more
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Professor Ton Koonen, Eindhoven University of Technology, on 'High-Speed Optical Wireless Communication by Narrow Infrared Beams', read more....
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Zoran Sodnik, Senior optical engineer, European Space Agency, on 'ESA Optical Communications and the ScyLight Roadmap', read more....
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Accepted Papers

A.M Khalid, J. P. Linnartz, P. V. Voorthuisen, X. Deng, S. Mardani Signify Research, Eindhoven University of TechnologyProductization Experiences of G.vlc (ITU) based LiFi System for high Speed Indoor Wireless Access.
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Dries van Wageningen, Ronda Narcis Monturiol Signify Research / Maxlinear
Interference handling for LiFi
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Wajahat Ali, Grahame Faulkner, Zubair Ahmed , Steve Collins
Oxford University
A SiPM receiver that is compatible with a low-power, exempt 405 nm transmitter
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Luc Maret, Lam Ngoc Dinh, Alexandre Lagrange, Patrick Demars, Ludovic Dupré and Olivier Lartigue
CEA-Leti, France
Reaching 7.7 Gb/s in OWC with DCO-OFDM on a Single Blue 10-µm GaN Micro-LED.
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Jona Beysens, J.P. Linnzartz, D. van Wageningen, Sofie Pollin
KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, Signify (Philips Lighting) Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology
Contention-free scheduling for LiFi networks.
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C.R.B. Corrêa, T.E.B. Cunha, E. Tangdiongga, X. Deng, J.M.G. Linnartz, A.M.J. Koonen
Eindhoven University of Technology, Signify (Philips Lighting) Research
WDM over POF for D-MIMO LiFi system.
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Amna Riaz, Steve Collins
Oxford University
A green absorbing fluorescent fibre concentrator for VLC.
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Jaime Gómez Rivas, Shaojun Wang,
Institute for Photonic Integration, Eindhoven University of Technology
Optical Metasurfaces for Étendue Reduction In Wireless Communication.
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Prof. Jair Lima, Klaas vd Zwaag, Lindiamara vd Zwaag, Teodiano Bastos, Helder Rocha
LabTel, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória , Brazil, 2SOLVE Engenharia e Tecnologia, Vitória, Brazil
Impact of the Signal Bandwidth in an OOK-based VLC System: Evaluation in Intensive Care Applications.
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Thiago Elias Bitencourt Cunha, W. X. Fan, X. Deng, J. M. G. Linnartz
Eindhoven University of Technology, South China Normal University, Signify (Philips Lighting) Research
A Space-frequency Power Allocation Algorithm for MIMO OWC Systems over Low-Pass Channels.
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Xiao Luo, Jan Mink
VTEC Lasers & Sensors, The Netherlands
Quad-Detector for Simultaneous Beam Tracking and Communication in Long and Ultra-long Distance Wireless Optical Links.
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Wrap-Up and invitation for next edition

Wrap up and end of Conference
Professor Jean-Paul Linnartz, Chairman of the Scientific Committee, Eindhoven University of Technology
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The following topics are being covered during the conference:

  • Ultra-short range: for instance chip-to-chip communications in stacked and closely packed multi-chip packages
  • Short range: For instance wireless personal area network (WPAN) applications under standard IEEE 802.15.7 and underwater communications.
  • Medium range: indoor IR and visible light communications (VLC) for wireless local area networks (WLANs) and inter-vehicular and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.
  • Long range: inter-building connections, also called free-space optical communications (FSO).
  • Ultra-long range: Laser communication in space especially for inter-satellite links and establishment of satellite constellations

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