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Optical wireless networking: architectures, systems and technologies

Project Leader: Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas
Staff: Christina Lim Elaine Wong
Student: Tian Liang, Tingting Song, Nicholas O'Keefe, Sampath Edirisinghe
Sponsors: ARC Discovery Project
Primary Contact: Ampalavanapillai Nirmalathas (nirmalat@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: broadband access networks; nanophotonics; optical communication systems; optical networks; wireless local area networks
Disciplines: Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Optical wireless communications and networking is a new approach for ultra-highspeed wireless networking using optical signals as information carriers as opposed to conventional wireless networks using radio frequency signals to carry information. We are seeking to develop high bit rate optical wireless transmission system methodologies, optical transceivers with planar or surface based optical apertures, and new architectural approaches for achieving highly efficient optical networking.