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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 817–822

A simplified technique for constraining power along point to point optical links

Mohammad Amin Dallaali  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 817-822 (2007)

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A full set of double-sided power constraints are derived from the single-sided constraints at only two points of each section of a point to point optical link. It is shown that this can be obtained if the input power of the link remains within a feasible range. The two single-sided constraints provide the upper bounds for the gain values of the amplifiers at each module. Therefore, double-sided constraints at all of the points along the link can be obtained by satisfying the gain limits of the amplifiers. Furthermore, unlike the conventional way of considering a unified set of constraints for the entire link, different minimum and maximum power constraints are considered for each section of the link.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

Mohammad Amin Dallaali, "A simplified technique for constraining power along point to point optical links," Opt. Express 15, 817-822 (2007)

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