Optical link design for minimum power consumption and maximum capacity


Using a well-established analytic nonlinear signal-to-noise ratio noise model we show that there are very simple, fibre independent, amplifier gains which minimize the total energy requirement for amplified systems. Power savings of over 50% are shown to be possible by choosing appropriate amplifier gain and output power.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2013.1629
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
Additional Information: This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in IET conference publications and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library. Funding: European Communities 7th Framework Programme FP/2007-2013 grant 258033 (MODE-GAP) and the EPSRC funded project UNLOC (grant number EP/J017582/1).
Event Title: 39th European Conference and exhibition on Optical Communication
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2013-09-22 - 2013-09-26
ISBN: 978-1-84919-759-5
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2024 08:07
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 12:55
Full Text Link: http://digital- ... 49/cp.2013.1629
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2013
Authors: Doran, N.J. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8309-8805)
Ellis, A.D. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0417-0547)



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