Semiconductor Optical Amplifier(SOA)

Amonics SOA is a polarization maintaining optical amplifier with high fiber-to-fiber gain. It is designed for transmitter applications to increase optical launch power to compensate for the loss of other optical devices.

The benchtop version incorporates a user-friendly front panel housing a LCD monitor display, key switch, power control knob and optical connectors. RS232 computer interface is also equipped on the rear panel. 1MHz with 10ns pulse width intensity modulation is available.

The OEM module version is an ideal building block for OEM system integration, especially in optical communication network and CATV applications. It requires only a single +5V power supply.

1310nm / 1480nm SOA specifications:

ASOA13-19 ASOA13-PM-19 ASOA14-26
Operation Wavelength 1280nm - 1340nm 1260nm - 1340nm 1480nm - 1510nm
3dB Optical Bandwidth Min. 50nm Min. 60nm, Typ. 80nm Typ. 30nm
Saturated Output Power @ -3dB input Min. 6dBm, Typ. 7dBm Min. 5dBm, Typ. 7dBm Min. 9dBm
Small Signal Gain at @ - 25dBm Signal Min. 18dB, Typ. 19dB Min. 15dB, Typ. 19dB Typ. 26dB
Noise Figure Typ. 7dB, Max. 7.5dB Max. 7.5dB Max. 8dB
Gain Ripple with Respect to wavelength Typ. 0.5dB, Max. 1dB Typ. 0.5dB, Max. 1dB Max. 1dB
Polarization Dependent Gain Typ. 1.5dB Typ. 15dB Typ. 1.5dB
Fiber Type SMF PMF SMF
Other center wavelength or gain value is on request

Other wavelength SOA specifications:

ASOA91-20 ASOA97-20 ASOA10-25
Operation Wavelength Typ. 915nm Typ. 970nm Typ. 1050nm
3dB Optical Bandwidth Typ. 50nm Typ. 25nm Typ. 45nm
Saturated Output Power @ -3dB input Typ. 10dBm Typ. 11dBm Typ. 10dBm
Small Signal Gain at @ - 25dBm Signal Typ. 20dB Typ. 20dB Typ. 25dB
Noise Figure Max. 8dB Max. 8dB Max. 10dB
Gain Ripple with Respect to wavelength Min. 10dB Min. 6dB Min. 10dB
Polarization Dependent Gain Typ. 0.2dB Typ. 0.2dB Typ. 0.2dB
Fiber Type SMF or PMF SMF or PMF SMF or PMF
Other wavelength or gain value is on request

General Parameters

unit benchtop module
Operation Temperature °C 0 to +40 0 to +40
Storage Temperature °C -10 to +70 -10 to +70
Power Supply V 90 – 240VAC, 47 – 63Hz 5.0VDC ± 0.1V
Dimensions mm 260(W) x 330(D) x 120(H) Customization on request
Electrical Connector NA 14-pin MIL Socket
Protection SOA over heat warning SOA over heat warning
LCD Display SOA Current (mA) NA
Control Keylock switch, output power NA
Computer Interface RS232 NA
Input Fiber PM Panda fiber PM Panda fiber
Optical Fiber SMF-28 SMF-28


Input and/or Output Isolator
Intensity Modulation

Ordering Information

Product Code
ASOAaa-bb-c-dd or ASOAaa-PM-bb-c-dd
aa: First two digits of Wavelength in nm
bb: Small Signal Gain in dB
c: B for Benchtop case, M for Module case
dd: FA for FC/APC, FC for FC/UPC, SA for SC/APC, SC for SC/UPC, NC for Bare fiber

Key Features

1310nm and 1550nm wavelength coverage
High fiber-to-fiber gain
1MHz with 10ns pulse width
Modulation avaliable
PM Panda fiber input
Good spectral stability
Compact size
Good performance cost ratio