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

Eoin Murphy, Craig Michie, Henry White, Walter Johnstone, Ivan Andonovic

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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
Original languageEnglish
Article number126109
Number of pages7
JournalOptical Engineering : Journal of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2014


  • high bandwidth sensors
  • passive optical network
  • fiber optics communications

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