The Light Communications Alliance (LCA) is an open, non-profit association of member organizations who aim to promote Light Communications technology. Founded in 2019, the LCA brings together global, innovative leaders across the communications, lighting, infrastructure and device manufacturing industries. The LCA mission is to drive a consistent, focused and concise approach to market education that will highlight the benefits, use cases and timelines for Light Communications.
The LCA active membership is comprised of executives from BKS, CEA Leti, Crantec, Getac, EITC, Institut Mines-Telecom, Liberty Global, Lucibel, Nav Wireless Technologies, Nokia, Oledcomm, Orange, pureLiFi, QR Crypto, Signify, University of Strathclyde, Velmenni, and Zero.1. Visit the website.
The Optical Wireless Communications Conference topics cover visible light communication, infrared optical and ultraviolet communication. These different forms of OWC can potentially be employed in a diverse range of communication applications ranging from optical interconnects within integrated circuits through outdoor inter-building links to free-space satellite communications.
The following topics will be covered during the conference:
- Ultra-short range: for instance chip-to-chip communications in stacked and closely packed multi-chip packages
- Short range: For instance wireless personal area network (WPAN) applications under standard IEEE 802.15.7 and underwater communications.
- Medium range: indoor IR and visible light communications (VLC) for wireless local area networks (WLANs) and inter-vehicular and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.
- Long range: inter-building connections, also called free-space optical communications (FSO).
- Ultra-long range: Laser communication in space especially for inter-satellite links and establishment of satellite constellations