Optical Communication Infrastructure in New Generation Mobile Networks

Yücel M., Açikgöz M.

FIBER AND INTEGRATED OPTICS, vol.42, no.2, pp.53-92, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01468030.2023.2186811
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-92
  • Keywords: OWC, VLC, FSO, OCC, RoF, FiWi, mobile communication generations, 5G, 6G
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, predictions by leading network technology com-panies and current literature on 5 G technologies have been investigated to shed a light on the foreseeable future of the developing communication systems infrastructure. Research has been carried out on the new-generation optical communi-cation infrastructure, which is developing in parallel with the requirements of 5 G and beyond mobile communication sys-tems, and optical-wireless communication (OWC), free-space optical communication (FSOC), visible-light communication (VLC), and optical-camera communication (OCC) is presented. Also, there is information about fiber-wireless (FiWi) and radio- over fiber (RoF) transmission systems and FSO system integra-tion (RoFSO), which finds use as an infrastructure component in the next-generation high-frequency communication.