OFAs (Optical Fiber Amplifiers) are gain-flattened, low-noise, C-Band Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) with either +17 dBm or +20 dBm output power.
They can be used in preamp, postamp (booster), or lineamp configurations. Their power consumption is as low as 9.5 watts.
Adding amplification allows telecom and multi-service operators to use power-saving LightGAIN systems in more applications such as long-haul DWDM, interconnecting rings in regional applications, and higher-loss metro OADM applications.
The OFAs can be managed remotely through Optelian's ONM-200 network management software or they can be configured stand-alone at the shelf with the easy-to-use, card-level, graphical user interface.
Their small size, each at 1 slot wide, makes them easy to fit into crowded racks and remote terminals.
- Output Power Levels:
- +17 dBm
- +20 dBm
- Low Noise:
- 4.6 dB typical Noise Figure (NF)