Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier, Benchtop (EDFA-C-B)

Data Sheet

Product Overview

The Optilab EDFA-C-B Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) is a high-gain, versatile pre amplifier designed for LiDAR amplifications, optical communication development and other general-purpose optical applications. By using a dual stage amplifier design, EDFA-C-B provides optical gain of up to 45 dB with optical Pre-Amplication, while maintaining low noise figure (NF) below 5 dB. The EDFA-C-B amplifier produces optical output levels from +18 dBm to +26 dBm with an input power level range from -12 dBm to +7 dBm and with Pre-Amplication at -30 to -10 dBm. Featuring adjustable output level power via ACC through the front panel and software control through USB.


  • CATV Network amplification
  • LiDAR or pulse amplification
  • Test and measurement
  • General-purpose optical amplifier


  • Up to +26 dBm output power
  • 1528 nm to 1564 nm range
  • Dual stage forward/backward pump
  • Input power level range: -12 dBm to +7 dBm
  • Optical gain up to 45 dB with with optical Pre-Amp
  • Pre-Amp option to 45 dB
  • Automatic Current Control (ACC) standard
  • LCD digital display and LED status indicators
  • Software control through USB

Feature Name Description
Optical Specifications
Operating Range 1528 nm to 1564 nm
Output Power Levels +18 dBm to +26 dBm
Input Power Range -12 dBm to +7 dBm -30 dBm to -10 dBm with Pre-Amp
Optical Gain Up to 37 dB Up to 45 db with Pre-Amp
Noise Figure (NF) <5.0 dB Typical @ -10 dBm Input
Number of Outputs 1 output standard Up to 32 ports
Optical Return Loss 50 dB min.
Input/Output Optical Isolation 30 dB min.
Polarization Mode Dispersion 1.0 ps max.
Polarization Dependent Gain 0.10 dB max.
Output Power Stability 0.10 dB over 8 hours
Input/Output Fiber Type Corning SMF-28
Mechanical Specifications
Operating Temperature 0º C to +50º C
Storage Temperature -40º C to +70º C
Power Supply Requirements 80 - 240 V, 43 - 63 Hz AC
Power Consumption 60 W max.
Output Level Control Pump Lasers Current Adjustment
Monitoring Pump Laser Temperature
Computer Interface LabVIEW via USB
Display Input/Output Power Level, TEC Temperature
Alarms Temperature and Input Power
Optical Connectors FC/APC, SC/APC, Other Type Optional
Housing Dimensions 1RU 16.5”(W) x 12.5”(D) x 5.25”(H)

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