EDFA Module with Low Current Consumption (EDFA-16-LC-M)

Data Sheet

Product Overview

The Optilab EDFA-16-LC-M Module with Low Current Consumption (LC) is an ideal building block for photonic subsystems and OEM system integration. Using a specifically qualified FBG stabilized, uncooled pump laser, this LC version of the EDFA module is designed for minimal electrical power consumption and thermal loading. Under normal operating conditions, this module will draw less than 2 W of power (5 V, 270 mA), and it requires only a single 5 VDC power supply for operation. Pump laser protection and alarms are equipped to ensure the reliability and safety of the EDFA-16-LC-M, and status monitoring and output power level adjustment is controllable via an RS-232 interface.


  • Intelligent EDFA gain block
  • OEM integration
  • ➤ Optical networks
  • ➤ HFC/CATV
  • ➤ RFoG/FTTH
  • ➤ Fiber sensors
  • Photonic subsystems
  • Fiber optic link amplication
  • Instrumentation


  • Low current consumption of 270 mA
  • Adjustable output up to +16 dBm
  • Full C-band operating range
  • Low noise figure
  • High reliability pump laser
  • Wide operation temperature range
  • Single +5 V power supply
  • RS-232 interface
  • Compact size

Feature Name Description
Optical Specifications
Operating Range 1528 nm to 1563 nm
Output Power +10 to +16 dBm adjustable
Input Signal Level -15 dBm to +3 dBm
Optical Gain 20 dB typ. @ -5 dBm input
Noise Figure 5.0 dB typ. @ -5 dBm input
Input Isolation 30 dB min.
Output Isolation 30 dB min.
Polar. Dependent Gain 1.0 ps max.
Polarization Dependent Gain 0.3 dB max.
Control Modes ACC
Adjustable Features and Output
Control RS232 for output power adjustment
Output Power Adjustment Adjust by laser bias current
Mechanical Specifications
Operating Temperature -20° to +60° C
Power Supply +5 V DC, 400 mA max.
Power Consumption 2 W max. 1.4 W typ.
Fiber Type SMF-28
Fiber Jacket 900 μm
Connector Type FC/APC
Connector (power and control) 30 Pin Ribbon IDC Connector
Remote Control RS-232 for laser control, status monitoring
Dimensions 90 mm x 70 mm x 18 mm
Accessories Included 110 V - 240 V AC Adaptor for +5 V DC and cable

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