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Optical Engineering

Power savings in a wavelength-division-multiplexed passive optical network for aircraft
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Paper Abstract

Dense wavelength division multiplexing has been proposed as a means of implementing communications on aircraft. In such applications, power consumption is a critical consideration. The impact of reducing the transmitter power and recovering losses using a shared amplifier has been investigated. By recovering the power loss using a shared amplifier transmitter, power savings can be made. This network has been modeled and savings of 20% are predicted in a realistic aircraft environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(12) 126109 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.12.126109
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Eoin Murphy, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Craig Michie, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Henry J. White, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Walter Johnstone, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Ivan Andonovic, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


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