AuthorsOubei, Hassan M.
Kang, Chun Hong
Ng, Tien Khee
Ooi, Boon S.
KAUST DepartmentPhotonics Laboratory
Communication Theory Laboratory
Computer, Electrical, and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
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AbstractUnderwater wireless optical communication (UWOC) is a wireless communication technology that uses visible light to transmit data in underwater environment. Compared to radio-frequency (RF) and acoustic underwater techniques, UWOC has many advantages including large information bandwidth, unlicensed spectrum and low power requirements. This review paper provides an overview of the latest UWOC research. Additionally, we present a detailed description of transmitter and receiver technologies which are key components of UWOC systems. Moreover, studies investigating underwater optical channel models for both simple attenuation and the impact of turbulence including air bubbles and inhomogeneous salinity and temperature are also described. Future research challenges are identified and outlined.
CitationOubei, H. M., Shen, C., Kammoun, A., Zedini, E., Park, K.-H., Sun, X., … Ooi, B. S. (2018). Light based underwater wireless communications. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 57(8S2), 08PA06. doi:10.7567/jjap.57.08pa06
SponsorsThe financial support from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Grant No. KACST TIC R2-FP-008 is gratefully acknowledged. This work was partially supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) baseline funding, BAS/1/1614-01-01, KAUST funding KCR/1/2081-01-01, and GEN/1/6607-01-01, as well as KAUST-KFUPM Special Initiative (KKI) Program, REP/1/2878-01-01.