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.

Approaching fundamental energy consumption limits in optical communications

ANTONELLI, CRISTIAN;MECOZZI, ANTONIO;
2013-01-01

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.
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