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In this letter, we consider the achievable average power reduction of multiple subcarrier modulated optical signals by using optimized reserved carriers. Based on Nehari's result we present a lower bound for the maximum average power of the signal after adding the reserved carriers. Simulations show that the mean value of the average required power behaves very close to √(2nloglogn) for binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) constellations where n is the number of subcarriers. We further remark on evaluating optimum values for reserved carriers using convex optimization and Nehari's result.