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M. Katz and I. Ahmed, "Opportunities and Challenges for Visible Light Communications in 6G," 2020 2nd 6G Wireless Summit (6G SUMMIT), Levi, Finland, 2020, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/6GSUMMIT49458.2020.9083805

Opportunities and challenges for visible light communications in 6G

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Author: Katz, Marcos1; Ahmed, Iqrar1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-11-16


This paper discusses the opportunities for visible light communications (VLC) in the future 6G. VLC is a highly attractive optical communication approach for short-range communications, which complements radio. The use of reconfigurable optical-radio networks creates a high performance, highly flexible communication system that can be used in the most stringent environments of 6G. The paper presents and discusses other novel VLC concepts, such as interactive VLC, light-based IoT, living surfaces and optical communications through bio-tissues. These very promising concepts can be used in the identified 6G verticals, opening new areas of research for 6G.

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ISBN: 978-1-7281-6047-4
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-6048-1
Pages: 1 - 5
DOI: 10.1109/6GSUMMIT49458.2020.9083805
Host publication: 2020 2nd 6G Wireless Summit (6G SUMMIT)
Conference: 6G Wireless Summit
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: Authors would like to thank the Academy of Finland’s support in the project HERONET. Moreover, the support from the 6Genesis Flagship Project is acknowledged.
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