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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 26 — Dec. 10, 2012
  • pp: B52–B63

ONU power saving modes in next generation optical access networks: progress, efficiency and challenges

Abhishek Dixit, Bart Lannoo, Didier Colle, Mario Pickavet, and Piet Demeester  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 26, pp. B52-B63 (2012)

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The optical network unit (ONU), installed at a customer’s premises, accounts for about 60% of power in current fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. We propose a power consumption model for the ONU and evaluate the ONU power consumption in various next generation optical access (NGOA) architectures. Further, we study the impact of the power savings of the ONU in various low power modes such as power shedding, doze and sleep.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4252) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, broadcast

ToC Category:
Access Networks and LAN

Original Manuscript: October 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2012
Published: November 28, 2012

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Abhishek Dixit, Bart Lannoo, Didier Colle, Mario Pickavet, and Piet Demeester, "ONU power saving modes in next generation optical access networks: progress, efficiency and challenges," Opt. Express 20, B52-B63 (2012)

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