DIE prepares the 2nd Colloquium on Visible Light Communications.

In June 4 and 5, 2020, the 2nd South American Colloquium on Visible Light Communications will be held, which aims to bring together students, academics and national and international organizations interested in this field of research.

Each day new alternatives of energy efficient devices are more popular, especially considering lightning in our homes, both for its durability and its positive impact in our economy. That is the case of the current LED technology … But what if, aside from producing light, we could transmit data?

Visible Light Communication, also known as Optical WLAN or LiFi is a new form of optical communications where information is transmitted through light using bulbs of frequencies between 400 to 800THz, which corresponds to our visible frequency band. In simple words, we transmit information as the bulbs switch on and off. However, this technology, which looks like science fiction, has evolved and the first successful tests took place during 2011.

For this reason, this 4 and 5 of June, the 2nd South American Colloquium on Visible Light Communications, will take place where students, academics and telecommunications workers will meet to learn and discuss about the many fields that encompasses Visible Light Communications.

In this activity, Dr. Zabih Ghassemlooy, Northumbria University (United Kingdom), and Dr. Thomas Little, Boston University (United States) will present plenary talks, and researchers in the field are invited to present their most recent work.