Pre-Amp, Booster and In-line Amplifier


Amonics’ EDFA range adopts unique design to produce maximum signal gain and saturated output power while maintaining low noise figure, enabling test capabilities in system or component level manufacturing and characterizing processes, as well as facilitating highly demanding R&D applications.

The compact turnkey benchtop or 19” rackmount unit incorporates a user-friendly front panel housing with a LCD monitor display, key switch, power control knob and optical connectors. An integrated RS232 computer interface enables easy control, diagnostic functions and data acquisition.

Pre-amp Specifications

AEDFA-PA-30 AEDFA-PA-35
Input Signal Level -40 to -10 dBm -40 to -10 dBm
Optical Gain @-40 dBm Min. 30 dB Min. 35 dB
Optical Gain @-10 dBm Min. 20 dB Min. 30 dB
Noise Figure @-20dBm Max. 4.3 dB Max. 4.3 dB
Operation Wavelength 1530 nm to 1563 nm 1530 nm to 1563 nm
Input / Output Isolation Min. 30 dB Min. 30 dB
Polarization Dependent Gain Typ. 0.3 dB, Max. 0.5 dB Typ. 0.3 dB, Max. 0.5 dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion Typ. 0.3 ps, Max. 0.5 ps Typ. 0.3 ps, Max. 0.5 ps

Booster Specifications

AEDFA-BO-13 AEDFA-BO-18 AEDFA-BO-23
Input Signal Level -6 to +3 dBm -6 to +3 dBm -6 to +3 dBm
Saturated Output Power @-3dBm input Signal Min. +13 dBm Min. +18 dBm Min. +23 dBm
Noise Figure @-3dBm Input Signal Max. 5.0 dB Max. 5.5 dB Max. 6.0 dB
Optical Gain @-6dBm Input Signal Min. 19 dB Min. 24 dB Min. 29 dB
Operation Wavelength 1530 nm to 1563 nm 1530 nm to 1563 nm 1530 nm to 1563 nm
Input / Output Isolation Min. 30 dB Min. 30 dB Min. 30 dB
Polarization Dependent Gain Typ. 0.3 dB, Max. 0.5 dB Typ. 0.3 dB, Max. 0.5 dB Typ. 0.3 dB, Max. 0.5 dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion Typ. 0.3 ps, Max. 0.5 ps Typ. 0.3 ps, Max. 0.5 ps Typ. 0.3 ps, Max. 0.5 ps

In-line Specifications

AEDFA-IL-13 AEDFA-IL-18 AEDFA-IL-23
Input Signal Level -25 to -3 dBm -25 to -3 dBm -25 to -3 dBm
Saturated Output Power @-3dBm input Signal Min. +13 dBm Min. +18 dBm Min. +23 dBm
Noise Figure @-20dBm Input Signal Max. 5.0 dB Max. 5.5 dB Max. 6.0 dB
Optical Gain @-25dBm Input Signal Min. 25 dB Min. 30 dB Min. 35 dB
Operation Wavelength 1530 nm to 1563 nm 1530 nm to 1563 nm 1530 nm to 1563 nm
Input / Output Isolation Min. 30 dB Min. 30 dB Min. 30 dB
Polarization Dependent Gain Typ. 0.3 dB, Max. 0.5 dB Typ. 0.3 dB, Max. 0.5 dB Typ. 0.3 dB, Max. 0.5 dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion Typ. 0.3 ps, Max. 0.5 ps Typ. 0.3 ps, Max. 0.5 ps Typ. 0.3 ps, Max. 0.5 ps

General Parameters

unit value remarks
Operation Temperature °C 0 to 40
Storage Temperature °C -10 to 70
Power Supply VAC 90 - 240, 47 - 63Hz
Benchtop Dimensions mm 260(W) x 330(D) x 120(H)
1U Rackmount Dimensions mm 485(W) x 360(D) x 45(H) Other standard rackmount sizes are also available
Safety Control Key-lock switch, BNC interlock key
Power Monitoring Output power, Input power (optional)
Remote Control Port DB-9 female (RS232) RJ-45 (TCPIP/Ethernet) (optional)
Protection Pump laser (TEC) overheat
Optical Fiber SMF-28

Ordering Information

Product Code
AEDFA-aa-bb-c-dd
aa: PA for Pre-amp, BO for Booster, IL for In-line
bb: Optical gain in dB for PA, Saturated output power in dBm for BO & IL
c: B for Benchtop case, R for 1U 19”Rackmount case
dd: FA for FC/APC, FC for FC/UPC, SA for SC/APC, SC for SC/UPC


Key Features

Turnkey device
RS232 /Ethernet computer interface
High output power
High gain
Low noise figure
Long operating life






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