2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (DSDIS) (2015)
Dec. 11, 2015 to Dec. 13, 2015
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/DSDIS.2015.56
We compare the energy efficiency of Distributed Raman Amplifiers (DRFA) and Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers(EDFA) used in long-haul transmission systems. This comparison accounts for the interaction between optical link power, signal quality (as measured by the Bit Error Rate (BER)), and the use of Forward Error Correction (FEC). We show that deploying DRFAs in some scenarios may be more energy efficient than EDFAs, despite their intrinsic requirement for higher pump powers, depending upon the link parameters.
Forward error correction, Optical noise, Bit error rate, Signal to noise ratio, Optical fiber communication, Power demand, Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers
P. Wang, K. Hinton, P. M. Farrell and B. S. Pillai, "On EDFA and Raman Fiber Amplifier Energy Efficiency," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (DSDIS), Sydney, Australia, 2015, pp. 268-275.