Turbo code-based error correction scheme for dimmable visible light communication systems

Sang Hyun Lee, Jae Kyun Kwon

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This letter presents an error correction scheme for dimmable visible light communication systems. To provide dimming control of on-off keying, the proposed coding scheme yields a codeword with the codeword weight adapted to the dimming requirement. It also allows an arbitrary value of the dimming requirement unlike existing coding schemes which have a limited support of this feature. To this end, turbo codes are employed together with puncturing and scrambling techniques to match the Hamming weight of codewords with the desired dimming rate. We demonstrate the decoding performance of the proposed coding scheme under iterative decoding and compare it with other existing error correction schemes. The simulation results prove that the proposed scheme has superior decoding performance, arbitrary dimming rate support, and diverse code rate options.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6198865
Pages (from-to)1463-1465
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 13
Externally publishedYes



  • Arbitrary code rates
  • dimming
  • puncturing
  • turbo codes
  • visible light communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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