Approaching fundamental energy consumption limits in optical communications

Critian Antonelli, Antonio Mecozzi, Mark Shtaif, Peter J. Winzer

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Abstract

We study the fundamental energy consumption of fiber-optic communications links. We show that the quantum limit for the energy efficiency of a multi-span system deploying generalized on-off keying with photon-counting inline regeneration exceeds by orders of magnitude that of state-of-the-art systems employing inline optical amplification.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability, SustainIT 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9783901882562
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event3rd International Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability, SustainIT 2013 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 30 Oct 201331 Oct 2013

Publication series

Name2013 Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability, SustainIT 2013

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability, SustainIT 2013
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityPalermo
Period30/10/1331/10/13

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