Friday, March 31, 2017

LiFi Basics and Recent Progress

SPIE publishes a video by Harald Haas of University of Edinburgh and pureLiFi Ltd. explaining LiFi basics and the recent progress:

2 comments:

  1. Would only be practically OK for read-only stationary devices that can get the light. I was thinking this would work best for heavy video streaming but really.... who wants a light bulb in their living/theater room during a movie.

    Live of sight is a big problem, and this tech needs to be supplemented by wireless we use now for data return path, which could be OK at lower speeds.

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  2. Surely the frequency would be infra red, obviating the light bulb issue.
    Presumable the light could be scattered but still detected, so LoS should be unnecessary.

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