Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA)
The Optilab SOA 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. SOA can be ordered with Single Mode (SM) or Polarization Maintaining (PM) fiber input/ouput. Optilab SOA has 4 different operational wavelength :1310 nm, 1400 nm, 1500 nm, 1600 nm. 3 different housing versions: module, benchtop, rackmount are available.
The module version is an ideal building block for system integrators, especially in optical communication networks and CATV applications. It requires only a single +5V power supply with low power consumption.
The Benchtop unit incorporates a user-friendly front panel housing with a LCD monitor display, key switch, power adjust control knob and optical connectors. RS232 computer interface is also equipped on the rear panel.
The Rackmount unit is a 1 U 19” design for integration with network equipment. Contact Optilab for more information.
- Booster and in-line amplification
- Optical network
- General purpose test and measurement
- Fiber sensing
- 1310 nm, 1400 nm, 1550 nm and 1610 nm wavelength selectable
- High fiber-to-fiber gain of 20 dB
- Up to 16 dBm output
- 1 MHz with 10 ns pulse width (optional)
- PM Panda fiber input/output (optional)
|Operation Wavelength||1310 ±30 nm, SOA-1310; 1400 ±30 nm, SOA-1400; 1550 ±30 nm, SOA-1550; 1600 ±30 nm, SOA-1600|
|Saturated Output Power @-3dB input||Up to +16 dBm|
|Fiber-to-fiber Gain||Up to 20 dB @ small signal input|
|Noise Figure||7 dB typ.|
|Gain Ripple||0.3 dB typ.|
|Input Optical Return Loss||-55 dB typ.|
|Input / Output Isolation||30 dB min. (w/ Isolator option)|
|Polarization Dependent Gain (PDG)||0.5 dB max|
|Power Stability||±0.1 dB over 8 hours|
|Polarization Extinction Ratio (PM type)||20 dB typ.|
|Output Current Control||10% to 100% operating current|
|Operating Temperature||10º C to +50º C|
|Storage Temperature||-10º C to +70º C|
|Operating Humidity||0% to 85% Relative Humidity|
|Fiber Type (Standard)||SMF-28 Input, SMF-28 Output|
|Fiber Type (PM) Version||PANDA PM Input, PANDA PM Output|
|Controls/Monitoring||Input/Output Monitor, Current Control via RS-232|
|Power Supply||5 V DC (Module); 88 – 240 V, 43 – 63 Hz AC (Benchtop); 88 – 240 V, 43 – 63 Hz AC (Rackmount)|
|Dimensions||3.94” x 4.72” x 0.71” (Module); 16.5” x 12.5” x 5.25” (Benchtop); 19” x 14” x 1.75” (Rackmount)|
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