Abstract—Wireless communication is the need of the hour. In the present fast paced life, there is a strong urgency for the improvement in the means of communication. A Wireless network using Visible Light Communication (VLC) is a newly emerging trend that can easily pave the way for a comfortable wire-free future. The usage of light as a source of communication is an innovative and not-yet commercialized technology. Such a technology is useful to envision a smarter personal wireless network, underwater communication and also in applications that provide mobile services. This paper aims to explain the concept of VLC through its application to provide Wireless Internet. It elaborates the use of Low Power Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for transmission and reception along with the current and future prospects of this technology. It also deals with the technical specifications for constructing such a network for real-time purposes.
Index Terms—Visible Light Communication, Low Power, LEDs, Wireless Communication.
Akassh. A. Mishra is working with Hewlett Packard, Bangalore, India(e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Neelesh S. Salian is pursuing his Bachelor of Engineering from St Francis Institute of Technology, University of Mumbai, India.(e-mail: nss7790@gmail. com).
Cite: Akassh A. Mishra and Neelesh S. Salian, "Internet using Visible Light Communication," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 577-581, 2011.