Optical Wireless Communications : System and Channel Modelling with MATLAB®, Second Edition

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Author(s): Z. Ghassemlooy, W. Popoola, S. Rajbhandari

The 2nd Edition of Optical Wireless Communications: System and Channel Modelling with MATLAB® with additional new materials, is a self-contained volume that provides a concise and comprehensive coverage of the theory and technology of optical wireless communication systems (OWC). The delivery method makes the book appropriate for students studying at undergraduate and graduate levels as well as researchers and professional engineers working in the field of OWC.

The book gives a detailed description of OWC, focusing mainly on the infrared and visible bands, for indoor and outdoor applications. A major attraction of the book is the inclusion of Matlab codes and simulations results as well as experimental test-beds for free space optics and visible light communication systems. This valuable resource will aid the readers in understanding the concept, carrying out extensive analysis, simulations, implementation and evaluation of OWC links.

This 2nd edition is structured into nine compact chapters that cover the main aspects of OWC systems:

  • History, current state of the art and challenges
  • Fundamental principles
  • Optical source and detector and noise sources
  • Modulation, equalization, diversity techniques
  • Channel models and system performance analysis
  • Visible light communications
  • Terrestrial free space optics communications
  • Relay-based free space optics communications
  • Matlab codes.

A number of Matlab based simulation codes are included in this 2nd edition to assist the readers in mastering the subject and most importantly to encourage them to write their own simulation codes and enhance their knowledge.


'As the radio frequency spectrum becomes crowded for local and personal area networks, optical wireless communications becomes a more and more necessary technology to meet increasing bandwidth needs. With this second, updated version, this book—which is in a field with only a handful of similar titles—continues to provide a wide and deep coverage of the topic.

The book starts with the very basics of device and channel issues, and moves on to modulation technologies for both indoor and outdoor applications. In terms of updates, a new final chapter on relay-assisted free-space optics has been added in this edition. As in the earlier edition, the book includes mathematical formulas, charts (some in color), and extensive, clearly updated references at the end of each chapter.

Although otherwise suitable as a textbook, the book lacks problems and exercises. Much of the book’s attraction is in its use of MATLAB simulations, with the source code published in the print edition, but not readily available for downloading. Considering both pros and cons, this is a well-written, updated book, useful primarily for professionals, and possibly as a textbook if supplemented with suitable assignments.' - Bogdan Hoanca, University of Alaska Anchorage

EAN: 9781498742702