1490 nm Semiconductor Optical Amplifier, Butterfly Package (SOA-1490-BP)

Data Sheet

Product Overview

The Optilab SOA-1490-BP is a semiconductor optical amplifier with high fiber-to-fiber gain, designed to be used in general applications to increase optical launch power to compensate for loss of other optical devices, or as a broadband ASE source. For increased utility, the SOA-1490-BP can be ordered with either Single Mode (SM) or Polarization Maintaining (PM) fiber input and output ports.

The Optilab SOA-1490-BP has an operational wavelength between 1450 nm and 1530 nm, with a peak gain of a typical 20 dB within that region. The 14-pin butterfly packaging is MSA compliant and laser-welded hermetically sealed, with a thermistor and thermo-electric cooler (TEC) for ensured reliability, stability and performance.


  • Swept Fiber Laser
  • Booster and in-line amplification
  • Optical network
  • General purpose test and measurement
  • Fiber sensing


  • 1450 nm - 1530 nm operational wavelength
  • High fiber-to-fiber gain range of 20 dB type.
  • Up to 14 dBm output
  • PM Panda fiber input/output (optional)
  • 14 pin butterfly, hermetically sealed package
  • Built in TEC

Feature Name Description
Optical Specifications
Operation Wavelength 1450 nm - 1530 nm
Peak Gain 19 dB min., 20 dB typ.
Gain Ripple ±1 dB max.
Polarization Dependent Gain (PDG) ±1 dB max.
Saturated Output Power 14 dBm max.
Forward Voltage 2 V typ.
Operating Bias Current 350 mA max.
Thermistor Resistance 10 k Ω typ. @ 25 °C
Connectors) FC/APC, others optiona
Mechanical Specifications
Operating Temperature -10ºC to +70ºC, TQ version available
Storage Temperature -40ºC to +85ºC
Operating Humidity 0% to 85% Relative Humidity
Operating Bias Current 450 mA
Optical Amplier Reverse Bias 2 V
Thermistor Current 5 mA
TEC Current 1.8 A
TEC Voltage 3.4 V