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Energy-efficient extensions in passive optical networks
Author(s): Robert Radziwilowicz; Jose Gama Benitez; Trevor J. Hall
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Paper Abstract

The rapidly growing popularity of internet-based services has increased the number of end users that are connected to access networks every year. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have to deal with an increasing density of access networks in urban areas and extended reach of the network in remote locations. Existing public network infrastructure requires new energy efficient and cost effective extension technologies to accommodate new subscribers and to provide the required bandwidth for new services such as High Definition TV or Video on Demand. This paper presents a study of the low power Optical Semiconductor Amplifier (SOA). The most important characteristics of the SOA are presented and compared with other technologies such as Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA). Aspects of the energy consumption are discussed and potential problems related to the SOA implementation are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8007, Photonics North 2011, 80070A (31 August 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.902707
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Radziwilowicz, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Jose Gama Benitez, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Trevor J. Hall, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8007:
Photonics North 2011
Raman Kashyap; Michel Têtu; Rafael N. Kleiman, Editor(s)

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