Optical Crossing Unveils SOA
The fiber-pigtailed modules incorporate a proprietary InGaAsP-based active region to provide high gain, high saturation output power, and low polarization dependence in the 1550 nm wavelength range. State-of-the-art fabrication and packaging techniques are used to reduce reflectivity and optimize coupling efficiency which results in reduced noise figures.
Martin Young, Manager of Optoelectronic Products for Optical Crossing commented: "Our compact, polarization-insensitive device offers high gain and high saturation output powers. This broad-bandwidth device is not only a low-cost alternative to EDFAs for optical amplification, but is also a building block for next-generation switching and optical time-division multiplexing (OTDM) systems."