Program

September 07, 2015

8:30 – 9:00

Registration

9:00 – 9:15

Opening Note

Prof. Dr. Reha Civanlar, Ozyegin University Vice Rector

9:15 – 10:15

Keynote Speech

Addressing Spectrum Scarcity through Optical Wireless Communications

Prof. Dr. Mohamed-Slim Alouini, KAUST

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00

IWOW Session 1

Visible Light Communications

Chair: Dr. Majid Safari

12:00 – 13:15

Lunch

13:15 – 14:45

IWOW Session 2

Optical Wireless Communications for Underwater and Space Applications

Chair: Prof. Yayha Baykal

14:45 – 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:15

IWOW Poster Session 1 

Chair: Dr. Selami Şahin

16:15 – 17:00

MC/WG Meeting – Part 1 (OPTICWISE Members)

Opening remarks and discussion on agenda items for MC&WG meetings

 

September 08, 2015

9:00 – 10:00

Keynote Speech

High-Capacity Free-Space Optical Communications Using Multiplexing of Multiple Orbital-Angular-Momentum Modes

Prof. Dr. Alan Willner, University of Southern California

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00

IWOW Session 3

Free Space Optical Communications

Chair: Prof. Fary Ghassemlooy

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch & Group Photo Shoot

13:30 – 14:45

IWOW Session 4

Optical Wireless Networks

Chair: Prof. Stanislav Zvanovec

14:45 – 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:15

IWOW Poster Session 2 & Demo Session

Chair: Dr. Luis Nero Alves

16:15 – 16:45

MC/WG Meeting – Part 2 (OPTICWISE Members)

Discussion on future IWOW organizations

 

IWOW Keynote Speeches

Addressing Spectrum Scarcity through Optical Wireless Communications

Prof. Dr. Mohamed-Slim Alouini

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Rapid increase in the use of wireless services over the last two decades has lead the problem of the radio-frequency (RF) spectrum exhaustion. More specifically, due to this  RF spectrum scarcity, additional RF bandwidth allocation, as utilized in the recent past, is not anymore a viable solution to fulfill the demand for more wireless applications and higher data rates. The talk goes first over the potential offered by optical wireless communications to relieve spectrum scarcity. It then summarizes some of the challenges that need to be surpassed before such kind of systems can be massively deployed. Finally the talk offers an overview of some of the recent results in the area of the performance analysis of optical wireless communication systems.

Mohamed-Slim Alouini (S’94, M’98, SM’03, F’09) was born in Tunis, Tunisia. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA, in 1998. He served as a faculty member in the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, then in the Texas A&M University at Qatar, Education City, Doha, Qatar before joining King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia as a Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2009. His current research interests include the modeling, design, and performance analysis of wireless communication systems.

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High-Capacity Free-Space Optical Communications Using Multiplexing of Multiple Orbital-Angular-Momentum Modes

 Prof. Dr. Alan Willner

University  of Southern California

The ability to multiplex multiple, spatially overlapping data-carrying modes over the same physical medium represents the potential for increasing system capacity and spectral efficiency. Generating different amounts of orbital-angular-momentum (OAM) on different optical beams has emerged as a technique for such mode multiplexing.  Each OAM beam is orthogonal and can be efficiently multiplexed and demultiplexed, and OAM is compatible with other forms of multiplexing (e.g., polarization multiplexing and WDM). This presentation will explore the achievements of and challenges to OAM-based free-space optical communication systems, including transmission, turbulence compensation, link design, and switching.

Alan Willner (Ph.D., 1988, Columbia) worked at AT&T Bell Labs and Bellcore, and he is currently the Steven and Kathryn Sample Chair in Engineering at the Univ. of Southern California. He has received the International Fellow of the U.K. Royal Academy of Engineering; Presidential Faculty Fellows Award from the White House; IEEE Eric Sumner Award; Guggenheim, Packard, and Fulbright Foundation Fellowships; OSA Paul Forman Engineering Excellence Award; IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award; SPIE President’s Award; IEEE Globecom Best Paper Award; Eddy Best Contributed Technical Paper Award from Pennwell Publications; and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, IEEE, OSA and SPIE. Prof. Willner has been Co-Chair of the U.S. National Academies Committee on the Optics and Photonics Study;  President-Elect of the OSA; President of the IEEE Photonics Society; Editor-in-Chief of Optics Letters, Journal of Lightwave Technology, and IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics; and General Co-Chair of CLEO. Prof. Willner has >1100 publications, and his research is in optical communications and signal processing.

 

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IWOW Sessions

September 07, 2015

10:45 – 12:00

IWOW Session 1

Visible Light Communications

-Performance of Carrier-less Amplitude and Phase Modulation With Frequency Domain Equalization for Indoor Visible Light Communications
S. Long; M. A. Khalighi; M. Wolf; Z. Ghassemlooy; S. Bourennane

-Multi-band Carrier-less Amplitude and Phase Modulation with Decision Feedback Equalization for Bandlimited VLC systems
K. Werfli; P. A. Haigh; Z. Ghassemlooy; P. Chvojka; S. Zvanovec; S. Rajbhandari; S. Long

-Impact of Receiver Orientation and Mobility on Visible Light Communication Link Performance
C. Le Bas; S. Sahuguede; A. Julien-Vergonjanne; A. Behlouli; P. Combeau; L. Aveneau

-Optical OFDM with Index Modulation for Visible Light Communication
E. Basar; E. Panayirci

 

13:15 – 14:45

IWOW Session 2

Optical Wireless Communications for Underwater and Space Applications

-Modeling of High-capacity Aeronautical Communication Networks with Free-space Optical links
K. D. Büchter

-Experimental characterization of intensity scintillation in the LEO downlink
F. Moll

-Clear-air Turbulence Effects Modeling on Terrestrial and Satellite Free-Space Optical Channels
F. Marzano; D. Carrozzo; S. Mori; F. Moll

-On the BER of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Underwater Wireless Optical Communication Systems
M. V. Jamali; J. Salehi

-Effects of Focused and Collimated Laser Beams on the Performance of Underwater Wireless Optical Communication Links
A. Keskin; F. Genç; S. Arpali; Ö. Çatmakaş; Y. Baykal; Ç. Arpalı

15:15 – 16:45

IWOW Poster Session 1 

-SEP analysis of FSO system employing SIM-MPSK with noisy phase reference
M. Petkovic; G. Djordjevic

-Throughput Maximization in Hybrid FSO/RF Communication Systems
S. Enayati; H. Saeedi; N. Mokari

-Non-Line-of-Sight Ultraviolet Communications over Atmospheric Turbulence Channels
M. Haghighi; A. R. Heidarpour; M. Uysal

-On the Performance of Satellite-to-Ground Optical Communication over Atmospheric Turbulence Channels with Pointing Errors
T. Özbilgin; S. Şahin

-Polarization RIN of VCSEL Subject to Modulation Signal with Variable Polarization Angle of Optical Feedback
S. Ahmed; Z. Ghassemlooy; K. Busawon; J. Perez

September 08, 2015

10:30 – 12:00

IWOW Session 3

Free Space Optical Communications

 

 

-Free-Space Optical Communications with Peak and Average Constraints: High SNR Capacity
A. Chaaban; J. M. Morvan; M. S. Alouini

-Free Space Optical Communication with Spatial Diversity Based on Orbital Angular Momentum of Light
G. Raoof Mehrpoor; M. Safari; B. Schmauss

-Outage Performance of Multi-Hop Hybrid FSO/RF Communication Systems
H. Kazemi; M. Uysal; H. Haas

-10 Gbps All-Optical Relay-Assisted FSO System over a Turbulence Channel
N. A. Mohd Nor; J. Bohata; Z. Ghassemlooy; S. Zvanovec; P. Pesek;M. Komanec; J. Libich; M. A. Khalighi

-Effect of Partial Coherence on MISO FSO Systems
M. Gökçe; Y. Baykal; M. Uysal

13:30 – 14:45

IWOW Session 4

Optical Wireless Networks

 

-Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA) for Indoor Visible Light Communications
R. Kizilirmak; C. Rowell; M. Uysal

-Cooperative OFDM-based Multi-User Visible Light Communication Systems with Limited User Information
M. Kashef; M. Abdallah; K. Qaraqe

-MU-MIMO Precoding for VLC with Imperfect CSI
H. Marshoud; D. Dawoud; V. Kapinas; G. Karagiannidis; S. Muhaidat; B. Sharif

-Adaptive Power Control Algorithms in Underwater Wireless Optical CDMA Cellular Networks
N. BaniHassan; F. Akhoundi; J. Salehi

15:15 – 16:15

IWOW Poster Session 2 

& Demo Session

 

-A Real-Time Platform for Collaborative Research on Visible Light Communication
C. Ribeiro; M. Figueiredo; L. Alves

-Software Defined VLC System: Implementation and Performance Evaluation
W. Hussain; F. Ugurdag; M. Uysal

-Development and testing of an indoor VLC simulator
C. Capsoni; D. Tagliaferri

-Low-Cost NIR Measurement Device
L. Mustafa; E. Černčič

-Photon Detection Characteristics and Error Performance of SPAD-Array Optical Receivers
E. Sarbazi; M. Safari; H. Haas

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