Broadband ASE Source, 40 nm Benchtop (ASE-C-R)

Data Sheet

Product Overview

The Optilab ASE-C-B is an Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) based broadband light source, designed for general laboratory applications. The ASE-C-B is a reliable and cost-effective benchtop unit that can be ordered with various output power levels. The LD operating temperature and drive current are precisely monitored by a micro-controller to ensure constant output power and emission wavelength stability. With its simple and intuitive front panel interface, the user can control the ASE source output power level by adjusting the drive current along with local and remote status monitoring.


  • Fiber Sensors
  • Optical tomography
  • DWDM component characterization
  • Optical gyroscope


  • Emission wavelength 1527 nm - 1565 nm
  • Minimal ripple in emission spectrum
  • 980 nm pump
  • Up to 100mW Total Power
  • Monitoring and control Via USB
  • Optional Variable Optical Attenuator

Feature Name Description
Optical Specifications
Operating Range 1527 nm to 1565 nm
Spectral Flatness ± 2.5 dB
Output Power 50 and 100mW
LD control Bias current
Output Power Stability ± 0.5 dB over 8 hours
Spectral Ripple 5% typ.
Center Wavelength Stability ± 0.1 nm over 8 hours
Side Mode Suppression Ratio 45 dB typ.
Optical Isolation 30 dB min.
Technical Specifications
Output Control On/Off
Variable Optical Attenuator Up to 20 dB adjustment
Mechanical Specifications
Operating Temperature 10º C to +50º C
Storage Temperature -10º C to +70º C
Operating Humidity 0% to 85% Relative Humidity
Power Supply 80 – 240 V, 43 – 63 Hz AC or 40 - 58 V DC (Optional)
Power Consumption 60 W max.
Housing Dimensions Benchtop, 280 x 87 x 323 mm
Control / Monitoring Pump Current, Output Power, VOA
Remote Control RS-232 via USB
Display Pump Current, Output Power
Optical Connectors FC/APC and other options
Optical Fiber Type SMF-28