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AMP-1310B: O-Band Optical Amplifier

The AMP-1310B is designed as a user-friendly, compact, portable, cost-effective solution for use in a variety of O-band amplifier applications.  It provides low polarization sensitivity and can be used as a pre-amplifier with 100GBASE-LR4 modules and line cards (4 x 25 Gb/s) to extend their reach by increasing the overall link budget.  An example of the output power for each of the four 100GBASE-LR4 wavelengths is shown below.  Each color coded set of four output power levels (for each wavelength) corresponds to an aggregate input power of approximately -17 dBm, -13 dBm, and -9 dBm respectively.

AMP-1310B Output Power Levels

The module includes two optical power monitors, for the input and output signals, which uses a 1% tap to minimize insertion loss.  An onboard temperature sensor allows the power monitoring circuitry to be calibrated during production test to provide measurement resolution of ±0.01 dB and linearity (relative accuracy) of ±0.1 dB over an operating temperature range of 0°C to 40°C.    

An AC/DC adapter is provided to power the AMP-1310B and its 10/100BaseT Ethernet interface is used to allow the module to be controlled via Static or Dynamic IP addressing.  In this configuration a standard HTML browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) provides the user interface and the various control and status HTML pages are integrated into the microcontroller’s firmware (see example screen in product photos).  

The AMP-1310B can also be connected directly to a Windows based computer running the USB graphical user interface (GUI) software.  The USB GUI is also able to provide the same complete control and status of the module as the browser based GUI. 

AMP-1310B Block Diagram

It is also possible to perform remote, time stamped, optical power and status data logging using AMP-1310B applications written for Windows and for Linux. These applications use the IP address of the module to gather the optical power and status data every second and write that data, along with the host computer’s system time, to a .csv file. This allows the user to remotely collect and track optical power information over long periods of time.