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

Murphy, Eoin and Michie, Craig and White, Henry and Johnstone, Walter and Andonovic, Ivan (2014) Power savings in a wavelength-division-multiplexed passive optical network for aircraft. Optical Engineering : Journal of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 53 (12). ISSN 0091-3286

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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