1550nm Semiconductor Optical Amplifier

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.


ASOA15-16 ASOA15-PM-28 ASOA15-13 ASOA15-PM-14
Type In-Line In-Line Booster Booster
Operation Wavelength 1510 nm to 1570 nm 1510 nm to 1590 nm 1528 nm to 1562 nm 1528 nm to 1570 nm
Saturated Output Power (at 3dBm input) Typ. 5 dBm Min. 6 dBm, Typ. 8 dBm Min. 12 dBm, Typ. 14 dBm Min. 13 dBm, Typ. 16 dBm
Small Signal Gain (at -25 dBm input) Min. 16 dB Min. 25 dB, Typ. 28 dB Min. 10 dB, Typ. 13 dB Min. 12 dB, Typ. 14 dB
Noise Figure (at -25dBm input) Max. 9 dB Max. 9 dB Typ. 8 dB, Max. 9 dB Max. 9 dB
Gain Ripple with Respect to Wavelength (RMS) Typ. 0.5 dB, Max. 1 dB Max. 2 dB Max. 0.5 dB Max. 1.5 dB
Polarization Dependent Gain Typ. 1.5 dB Min. 10 dB Typ. 1.5 dB Min. 10 dB
3dB Optical Bandwidth Typ. 50 dB Min. 40 dB, Typ. 45 dB Typ. 55 dB Typ. 60 dB
Optical fiber SMF-28 PM Panda fiber SMF-28 PM Panda fiber

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 5.0 ± 0.1 VDC
Dimensions mm 260(W) x 330(D) x 120(H) 150(W) x 100(D) x 18(H) or Customization on request
Electrical Connector NA 14-pin MIL Socket
Protection SOA overheat warning SOA overheat warning
LCD Display SOA Current (mA) NA
Control Keylock switch, output power NA
Computer Interface RS232 NA


Input and/or Output Isolator: Min. 30dB (standard) or Min. 40dB (high)
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

Key Features

Wide wavelength coverage
High fiber-to-fiber gain
1MHz with 10ns pulse width in option
Compact modulation size avaliable
Good spectral stability
Good performance cost ratio