DWDM System Amplifiers
DWDM EDFA is key component in DWDM network. It uses an optical
supervisory channel power adjustment and extends the power link budget for
long distance DWDM communication systems.
There are three main types of optical amplifiers: fiber amplifiers (EDFAS),
semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs), and Raman amplifiers. Fiber
amplifiers use rare earth elements usually erbium, but also praseodymium,
tellurite, neodymium, and others as dopant that are pumped with a laser of
either 980 to 1480nm. The most common used for WDM network are the
Types of EDFAs used for DWDM
1 Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers-EDFA. They are low noses figure
approximately 5dB and wide application bandwidth. The EDFA is pumped at
980nm 0r 1480 nm.
2 Erbium-doped fluoride fiber amplifiers (EDFFA) provide for flatter gain
spectrum without any gain flattening that introduces loss. They can absorb
more erbium than silica producing flatter
band across the erbium pass band, allowing the 1530 nm to 1542 region to be
used for DWDM. SNR remains the same, or nearly the same for each channel.
However, fluoride EDFAs have higher noise from being pumped at 1480nm.
DWDM channels must have flat gain through means of an amplifier to
properly function. They have proved durable with wavelength stability better
than 0.02nm per year.
In DWDM systems amplifiers are an enabling component. For 32 channel
DWDM systems optical amplifiers will need to provide at least 25nm of usable
bandwidth. 80Gbt/s with 10 Gbt/s channels need 8 wavelengths; 2.5 Gbt/s
channels need 32 wavelengths. These must have high putout power and low
noise and high signal to noise ratio (SNR). Network spans now at 360km are
expected to extend to 600 km then to 2000 km with use of EDFAs. With
optical amplifiers the optical signal does not have to be converted and is
amplified optically in passing through the amplifier. Optical fiber amplifiers
generate stronger signals than regenerators and transmission can be for
extended distances. This takes the place of the SONET regenerator.
PS: 600 km span with DWDM only using 4 optical amplifiers over on fiber
There are three types if optical amplifiers used in DWDM system. These are:
1 Post amplifier are placed immediately after transmitter to increase optical
power to the receiver.
2 In-line amplifiers boost the power level after transmission through a length
of fiber permitting the signal to pass through another fiber segment. They
are used to compensate for signal attenuation in long segments of fiber.
3 Pre-amplifiers boost the power of a signal just prior to the receiver.
FiberStore can provide DWDM EDFA amplifiers in different channel from
40~80 channels. These amplifiers offer high optical gain, low noise figure and
high saturation optical power which are fully integrated with various kinds of
DWDM EDFA 40 channel BA Module Optical Amplifier
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This product is spectrum flat EDFA for DWDM system. The stability Pump
laser and unique ATC (automatic temperature control) and APC (automatic
power control) circuit are employed in it as the key component to ensure the
high stability and reliability of output power. The unique optical circuit design
ensures the excellent optical character. The high stability and high precision
MPU system are employed to ensure the control adjustment and display are
intelligent and easy. Professional design GFF (gain flattening filter) with
excellent optical path design make flatness and noise reach the best
optimization. It can provide 40~80 channels, and above 35nm flatness.
The optical circuit is designed especially for digital optical fiber
communication system includes:
(1) lower noise figure;
(2)high output booster and high sensitivity Pre-Amplifier improve the system
(3)Broad input power range and output power adjustable make it use easily.
The design of dual Power Mixed and hot swap make it has longer MTBF. Also,
the power system can be backup. Employ the intelligent temperature control
system, the fan is on when the module temperature over 45℃, meanwhile it
will stop as the temperature is under 40℃, which makes sure the thermal
stability and fan’s long life-time, meanwhile, the professional air flow design
can also ensure the best temperature stability. Intelligent network
management system. Perfectly network interface: Ethernet, RS-485 and RS232 network interface, and the open ensure the connectivity with all other
network management system.
Pre-Amplifier Online Amplifier
DWDM Optical System
1.Low Noise Figure: Typical 4.5dB High Flatness: Typical 1dB
2.Cover Whole C-Band: Carrie 40 or 80 CH
3.Redundancy hot swap power module: 110/220VAC and 48VDC can plug
4.Perfect Network Interface: Ethernet, RS-485 and RS-232 port
5.Support Telnet and SNMP network management
6.Gain can be adjustable by network and manual
7.High Precise AGC and ATC Circuit
8.High saturation output power
9.Flexible Mechanics and Circuit structure (Module, 1U rack and Gain Block)
10.OEM is available Compatible with Telcordia GR-1312-CORE