Pico-second Pulse EDFA

Amonics' Pulse EDFA is designed for amplifying optical short pulse to high pulse energy level. Amonics' engineers have a lot of knowledge in designing pulse optical amplifier, especially handling the nonlinearity in optical fiber due to high pulse peak power of the optical short pulse. We can design custom pulsed EDFA for different applications, such as fiber optic sensing and free space optical sensing. Our pulse EDFA has been widely used in industrial fiber laser based Lidar systems for wind velocity detection.


Operating wavelength 1540 nm to 1560 nm 1540 nm to 1560 nm
Saturated Output Power up to (at 10mW peak input power) 40 dBm (50 ps pulse width, 100 MHz rep rate), Min. 25 dBm (50 ps pulse width, 10 MHz rep rate) 40 dBm (50 ps pulse width, 100 MHz rep rate), Min. 25 dBm (50 ps pulse width, 10 MHz rep rate)
Input Signal Peak Level +10 dBm +10 dBm
Pulse Repetition Rate 1 MHz to 100 GHz 1 MHz to 100 GHz
Noise figure Max. 7.5 dB Max. 7.5 dB
Input / Output isolation Min. 30 dB Min. 30 dB
Polarization dependent gain Typ. 0.3, Max. 0.5 dB NA
Polarization mode dispersion Typ. 0.3, Max. 0.5 ps NA
Polarization Extinction Ratio NA Typ. 23 dB, Min. 20 dB
Optical Fiber SMF-28 PM 1550 Panda Fiber
Different output power models are available upon request

General Parameters

unit value
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)
Control Keylock switch, Pump laser current
LCD Display Output power, Pump laser current, Input power (Optional)
Computer Interface RS232 (Control software & connection cable included) / Ethernet (Option)
Protection Pump laser over heat warning
Optical Connector FC/APC, FC/UPC, SC/APC, SC/UPC, collimator, bare fiber (No output connectors for output power >2W)


Pulse picker for low repetition rate down to 100kHz

Ordering Information

Product Code
aaa : Pulse Width in ps
bb: Repetition Rate in MHz
cc: Average Output Power in dBm
dd: FA for FC/APC, FC for FC/UPC, SA for SC/APC, SC for SC/UPC, CL for collimator, NC for bare fiber

Key Features

High output power
High gain
Wide operation range
Highly reliable and durable