C-Band Raman Amplifier

Amonics Raman Amplifier is a high-power laser light source for distributed optical amplification of optical signals in the C or L band.

The Raman Amplifier features 2 or 4 pumping wavelengths for gain flattened amplification. It is a ready-to-use optical amplifier equipped with a broadband pump/signal combiner and individual power monitoring for each channel. The Raman Amplifier is available in both benchtop and rackmount casings, as well as customized modules.


ARA-C-500 ARA-C-800
Operating Wavelength 1525 nm to 1563 nm 1529 nm to 1562 nm
Optical Gain Typ. 10 dB Typ. 18 dB
Gain Flatness Max. 2 dB Max. 2.5 dB
Total Pump Power Typ. 500 mW Typ. 800 mW
Effective Noise Figure Typ. -1.0 dB Typ. -1.0 dB
Signal Insertion Loss Typ. 0.7 dB Typ. 0.7 dB
Degree of Polarization Typ. 5 %, Max. 10 % Typ. 5 %, Max. 10 %
Control Mode ACC ACC
Other 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 – 240VAC, 47 – 63Hz for benchtop and rackmount; 5.0 ± 0.1VDC for module
Benchtop Dimensions mm 260(W) x 330(D) x 120(H)
1U Rackmount Dimensions mm 485(W) x 360(D) x 45(H)
2U Rackmount Dimensions mm 485(W) x 360(D) x 90(H)
Module Dimensions mm 156(W) x 210(D) x 33(H)
Mechanical Safety Control (for Benchtop and Rackmount) Key-lock switch, BNC interlock key
Optical Power Monitoring Output power, Total pump power
Remote Control Port DB-9 female (RS232), Control software included, RJ-45 (TCP/IP Ethernet) (optional for benchtop and rackmount)
Protection Pump laser (TEC) overheat
Optical Connector FC/APC, FC/UPC, SC/APC, SC/UPC
Optical Fiber SMF-28

Ordering Information

Product Code
aaa: Pump power, 500 for 500mW, 800 for 800mW
b: B for Benchtop case, R for 19” Rackmount case, M for module
cc: FA for FC/APC, FC for FC/UPC, SA for SC/APC, SC for SC/UPC

Key Features

High output power
High gain
Low noise figure
RS232 computer interface
Highly reliable and durable