Li-Fi Technology: Increasing the Range of Li-Fi by Using Mirror

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S. M. Tanvir Abid 1,* Shiam Khabir 1 Md. Abir Hasan 1 Abhishek Saha 1 Md Masuduzzaman 1

1. Dept. of Computer Science, American International University-Bangladesh Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh

* Corresponding author.


Received: 11 Aug. 2018 / Revised: 12 Sep. 2018 / Accepted: 22 Sep. 2018 / Published: 8 Jan. 2019

Index Terms

Light Emitting Diode (LED), Light Fidelity (Li-Fi), Mirror, Lenses, Range


Data transmission is one of the most important term used in our day to day activities in the fast-growing world. Li-Fi opens a new era to that. Li-Fi is known as Light Fidelity. Simply it transmits data by visible light. According to recent research Li-Fi has a range of approximately 10 meters. Also, it cannot pass through wall or any solid object. So, this research focuses mainly to increase the 10-meter range. For a regular sized room this range is enough. But if anyone wants to provide data inside a big hall or in any large room, it is not possible by only this range. He must provide more LED that is connected to the Li-Fi router. This research focuses to optimize the number of LED and to minimize the cost. To increase the range of LED two methods are proposed here. One of the method deals with the positioning of the LEDs and another method is to use concave mirror. Smarter way of positioning of light gives better coverage of light that increases the range of LED. As concave mirror gives real and increased mirror for a particular positioning of an object, which is proved both theoretically and mathematically.

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S. M. Tanvir Abid, Shiam Khabir, Abir Hasan, Abhishek Saha, Masuduzzaman, "Li-Fi Technology: Increasing the Range of Li-Fi by Using Mirror", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.11, No.1, pp.50-57, 2019. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2019.01.06


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