Prof.Zabih (Fary) Ghassemlooy
University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK
The Emergence of Visible Light Communications:In the last decade we have seen a growing research interest and activities in the emerging field of Visible Light Communications for indoor and outdoor applications. White light emitting diodes are highly energy efficient light sources compared to the traditional light sources offering additional features such as data communications, localization and sensing. This talk will give an overview of why the need for VLC based wireless technology, discuss the main features of VLC, type of light sources, applications and key challenges facing this green technology. The talk will also cover the recent research and development in the field, which is being carried out with the Optical Communications Research Group at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.