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    Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) - High Gain

    Model SOA-CS
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This semiconductor optical amplifier (model: SOA-CS) is a compact-size, electrically pumped, cost effective and high performance optical amplifying device. Within a standard 14-pin butterfly package, SOA-CS provides high optical gain over a wide wavelength range in C band (60nm). It offers high optical gain, low noise figure and high saturation optical power. It has an InP buried heterostructure chip, and TEC and thermistor to ensure stable operation.

This SOA can be used as in-line amplifiers for DWDM or CWDM systems, or as electro-optical switching device (nanosecond switching speed), or for amplifications in 10G or 40Gbps high bit rate systems.

Customized package, including chip arrays, are available.

Note: this product has longer lead time than the standard lead time. Please inquire before you place the order.


  • Center wavelength 1550nm
  • Wide optical bandwidth (60nm)
  • High saturation output power (>8dBm)
  • Low noise figure (7dB)
  • Low polarization sensitivity (~1dB)
  • TEC and Thermistor


  • Inline amplification for DWDM or CWDM
  • Fast E-O switching (nanosecond)
  • Optical amplification in 10G or 40G systems


(Preliminary specifications. All data may subject to changes.)

Recommended Operating Conditions

Specifications (measured at chip temperature of 20?C, and 1535~1560nm)

Pin Definition


Ordering Information:

a: Fiber type, a=1 for standard single mode fiber SMF-28 (recommended).
c: pigtail type, p=1 for 0.9mm tight buffer (recommended)
d: Connector Type, d=FA for FC/APC, d=SU for SC/UPC, d=N for no connectors, etc.

Example: SOA-CS-1-1-FA
Semiconductor optical amplifier, inline DWDM optical amplification, fast electro-optical switch