Lasers, Fiber Optics, and Communications

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

[+] Author Affiliations
Eoin Murphy

BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre, Sowerby Building, FPC 267, Filton, Bristol BS34 7QW, United Kingdom

University of Strathclyde, Royal College Building, 204 George Street, Glasgow G1 1XW, United Kingdom

Craig Michie, Walter Johnstone, Ivan Andonovic

University of Strathclyde, Royal College Building, 204 George Street, Glasgow G1 1XW, United Kingdom

Henry White

BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre, Sowerby Building, FPC 267, Filton, Bristol BS34 7QW, United Kingdom

Opt. Eng. 53(12), 126109 (Dec 16, 2014). doi:10.1117/1.OE.53.12.126109
History: Received August 29, 2014; Accepted October 24, 2014
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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.

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Eoin Murphy ; Craig Michie ; Henry White ; Walter Johnstone and Ivan Andonovic
"Power savings in a wavelength-division-multiplexed passive optical network for aircraft", Opt. Eng. 53(12), 126109 (Dec 16, 2014). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.53.12.126109


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