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2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (DSDIS) (2015)
Sydney, Australia
Dec. 11, 2015 to Dec. 13, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-5090-0214-6
pp: 268-275
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
Forward error correction, Optical noise, Bit error rate, Signal to noise ratio, Optical fiber communication, Power demand, Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers
CITATION

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.
doi:10.1109/DSDIS.2015.56
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