• Technical Conference:  05 – 09 March 2023
  • Exhibition: 07 – 09 March 2023
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Optical Wireless Communications for Indoor Access Networks - Practical Solutions Beyond Table-top Demos

Wednesday, 09 March 08:00 – 10:00


Nan Chi, Fudan Univ., China
Thomas Clark, John Hopkins Univ., USA
Baris Erkmen, Google, USA


This panel session will focus on optical wireless systems and technologies for indoor access networks and what it will take to see ubiquitous adoption and become a major part of the wireless strategy for Beyond 5G and 6G networks.  Such networks are expected to take advantage of the inherent benefits of communication over light such as high capacity, immunity to electromagnetic interference and possibilities for massive connectivity. However, to become a serious part of the solution portfolio, these systems must find ways to overcome inherent drawbacks such as physical blockages as well as cooperatively co-exist with other access technologies (for instance WiFi) to realize more robust and capability enhancing access network systems. This session will feature discussions on the enabling technologies for the physical layer, topology control, routing and network architectures and what it will take to get to the practical solutions required for future indoor access networks.

Presentations from the assembled panel of experts will set up important discussion topics and viewpoints and multiple opportunities for audience contributions will be provided. 


Mostafa Afgani, PureLifi, UK
Practical and Commercial LiFi for Everyone

Lian Chen, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Title to be Determined

Zabih Ghassembooy, Northumbria University, UK
6G Wireless Network and the Role of Visible Light Communications

Nathan J Gomes, Professor of Communications, Dept. Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University College London, UK
Integration of LiFI with Wireless and Radio-Over-Fiber Based Access Networks

Boon Ooi, KAUST, Saudia Arabia
High-Speed, Wide Field-of-View transceivers for Indoor Optical Wireless Communication