Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier

AOCM3900 datasheet EDFA Datasheet

AOCM3900 datasheet EDFA Product User Manual

EDFA Firmware
FW Part No.   Model   Version
S09144   EDFA-G Single Pump   CP100 Firmware_Wifi V01.00.06
S08626   EDFA-P Single Pump   CP100 Firmware_Wifi V01.00.04
S08751   EDFA-P Double Pump   CP100 Firmware_Wifi V01.00.03
S10191   EDFA-P-Comment   CP100 Firmware_Wifi V01.00.01

Check FW Part No. of your EDFA module in ASMM Web UI
-> Modules -> Module Information -> FW Part No.
and download the correspondent firmware.


CP100 Firmware_Wifi EDFA FBC Moudle Firmware V01.00.03

* For EDFA-M, please download the firmware of EDFA and
the one of EDFA FBC module.

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About the Product

The Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) is designed to plug into PBN's latest generation Advanced Intelligent Multi-services Access platform - the AIMA3000.

PBN's AIMA3000 EDFA module works in conjunction with 1550 nm optical transmitter modules to meet client requirements for different environments and transmission distances.

The EDFA employs a highly reliable pump laser with an advanced design to ensure that the unit can achieve a very low noise profile and high pump efficiency. The unit uses single or dual-pump lasers designed with inter-stage isolators. Its output power ranges from 13 dBm (19.95 mW) to 24 dBm (251.18 mW). The EDFA supports a fixed gain setting for dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) applications as well as a number of user-selectable output ports.

With the optional embedded Full Band Capture (FBC) module, it enables the operator to capture and monitor the spectrum and QAM demodulation data, including level of each channel, SNR, MER, BER, constellation and so on. Operators can get the metric of each QAM channel remotely.

The EDFA can also be conveniently monitored and controlled through a computer connected to one of the Ethernet ports or an Android mobile device via the ASMM module.

  • Plug-and-play AIMA platform optical signal amplifier
  • Suits 1550 nm DWDM applications
  • Adjustable optical outputs for dynamic link configurations
  • Low noise profile and gain flattening
  • Suitable for large scale FTTx deployment
  • Automatic power control (APC) for a consistent optical output power (A-EDFA-x-x-P-x only)
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC) for maintaining a consistent amount of power amplification for each wavelength (A-EDFA-x-x-G-x only)
  • Automatic thermo-cooler control (ATC) for a consistent laser temperature
  • Remote firmware upgrade and auto upload/download of configuration files through ASMM web interface or using PBN's NMSE
  • Bulk firmware updates through PBN's NMSE
  • Fully FCC, CE, and RCM compliant
Optical Performance
Parameters Min Typ Max Unit
Optical Wavelength 1530 1550 1565 nm
Input Power
(for A-EDFA-x-x-P-x)
-6 0 +10 dBm
Input Power
(for A-EDFA-x-x-G-x)
0 11 14 dBm
Number of Outputs 1 --- 8 pcs
Saturated Output Power
(total power)
13 --- 29 dBm
Adjustable Range of Output Power
(for A-EDFA-x-x-P-x only)
-3 --- 0 dBm
Output Power Stability
(input variable)
-0.5 --- +0.5 dBm

Output Consistency
(within ports)

-0.5 --- +0.5 dBm
Gain --- 20 --- dB
NF @ 0dBm Input --- --- 5 (1)
6 (2)
Input Isolation 30 --- --- dB
Output Isolation 30 --- --- dB
Input Pump Leakage --- --- -35 dBm
Output Pump Leakage --- --- -45 dBm
Residual Pump Power
(970 ~ 980 nm)
--- --- -30 dBm
Return Loss 50 --- --- dB
Polarization Dependent Gain --- --- 0.3 dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion --- --- 0.5 ps
Multi-wavelength Gain
(for A-EDFA-x-x-G-x only)
± 0.5 dB (1548 ~ 1562 nm) (3)
± 0.75 dB (1536 ~ 1562 nm) (3)
Optical Connector SC/APC, LC/APC, FC/APC, E2000/APC
RF Performance
RF Test Point Output Power 15 dBmV ± 1 dB

Power Consumption


Total power less than 20 dBm < 15.0 W
Total power less than 24 dBm < 20.0 W
Total power less than 29 dBm < 28 W
Power Consumption of FBC Module < 8 W
Operating Temperature -5 °C to 55 °C
Storage Temperature -25 °C to 70 °C
Operating Humidity 90% (non-condensable)
Storage Humidity 90% (non-condensable)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 24.6 x 410 x 152.5 mm
Weight 0.95 kg
Supported Network Management Options PBN's NMSE or through ASMM's Web Interface
With the FBC Module
Frequency Capture Range 45 to 1000 MHz
Demodulation Mode QAM 64, QAM 256
Metrics and Functions Available Level, SNR, MER, BER and live spectrum


(1) Total output power < 25 dBm.
(2) Total output power ≥ 25 dBm.
(3) The recommended input power for an A-EDFA-1-17-G-S with 11 dBm optical input with a 6 dB gain typically has an output of 17 dB.

A-EDFA-[V]-[W]-[X]-[Y]-[Z] Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier

FBC Function (1)

M With FBC Management (2)

Output Ports Number






(max 24 dBm per port)

(max 21 dBm per port)

(max 20 dBm per port) (3)

(max 20 dBm per port) (3)

(max 20 dBm per port) (3)


Power per Port






13 dBm

14 dBm

15 dBm


24 dBm


Working Mode



Constant Power

Constant Gain (4)


Connector Type of Output Ports (5)









A-EDFA-1-20-P-S AIMA3000 1-Slot EDFA Module, 1 output port, 20 dBm each, Constant Power, SC/APC connector
A-EDFA-2-21-G-E AIMA3000 1-Slot EDFA Module, 2 output ports, 21 dBm each, Constant Gain, E2000/APC connector
A-EDFA-M-4-16-P-L AIMA3000 1-Slot EDFA Module, FBC, 4 output ports, 16 dBm each, Constant Power, LC/APC connector
A-EDFA-6-13-P-L AIMA3000 1-Slot EDFA Module, 6 output ports, 13 dBm each, Constant Power, LC/APC connector


(1) Option for FBC Management configurations only. Please omit [X] when select a model without FBC function.
(2) Not available for constant gain models. For constant power models, FBC is optional when the total output power is no more than 23 dBm. The ceiling is 23 dBm for 1 output, 20 dBm for 2 outputs, 16 dBm for 4 outputs, 14 dBm for 6 outputs, 13 dBm for 8 outputs.
(3) For models with 6 outputs or more, the output ports connector type is LC/APC only.
(4) For models which total power output is no more than 24 dBm. Please contact your PBN representative for details.
(5) The optical connector type of input port is SC/APC.