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FA3500
Optical Amplifier
FEATURES
• High output power level, from 14 to 21 dBm
• Low noise figure
• Single and dual amplifier configurations
• Gain flattened versions available
• Optical path isolation (input and output)
• Output power alignment
• Constant current and constant gain modes of operation
• Front panel laser On/Off interlock switch
• Hot plug‐in/out
• Local and remote status monitoring and control
• Occupies one full‐depth slot
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
The ARRIS FA3500 series is a family of high‐output, extremely compact 1550 nm optical amplifiers. Output powers ranging from 14
to 21 dBm are available in a single‐width module designed for use in the CH3000 3RU chassis. Dual amplifier versions, which provide two optically independent amplifiers in a single‐width module, are also available. These high performance amplifiers allow operators to use 1550 nm analog and DWDM transmitters to deliver high‐quality broadcast and digital narrowcast content over significant transmission distances.
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The compact design makes these amplifiers the highest density EDFAs in the market, dramatically reducing rack space requirements in the headend and hubs. This design enhances the deployment of traditional HFC, passive HFC, and fiber to the home (FTTH) networks.
SPECIFICATIONS Characteristics
Specification
Physical
Dimensions (without connectors)
Weight
Environmental
Operating temperature range
13.0” D x 5.25” H x 1.0” W (3RU) (33 cm x 13.3 cm x 2.5 cm)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
• All models except FA3521F, FA3521H, FA3521J, and FA3524S: –20° to +65°C (–4° to 149°F)
• Models FA3521F, FA3521H, FA3521J, and FA3524S: 0° to +50°C (32° to 122°F)
–40° to +85°C (–40° to 185°F)
5% to 95% non‐condensing
Storage temperature range
Humidity
General
Hot plug‐in/out
Modes of operation
Output power alignment
constant current or constant gain
• Manual in constant current mode
• Automatic in constant gain mode
Optical Interface
Optical connector
Optical
Input signal wavelength
• For single wavelength models
• For gain flattened models FA3517F, FA3517G, FA3519F
• For gain flattened models FA3521F, FA3521H, FA3521J
Optical signal path isolation
Output power stability
Output power margin
Output power adjustment range
Performance Parameters
SC/APC (at Back Plate BP‐F2, BP‐F3, or BP‐F4)
1527.9 nm to 1565.0 nm corresponding to ITU Ch. 62 to Ch. 16 1530.0 nm to 1565.0 nm corresponding to ITU Ch. 59 to Ch. 16
1527.9 nm to 1561.4 nm corresponding to ITU Ch. 62 to Ch. 20
> 30 dB
± 0.1 dB
0.3 dB (at 0 dBm input)
–3.0 dB (from nominal output power, min)
Model Number
Module Type
FA3514S‐00
FA3514D‐00
FA3517S‐00
FA3517D‐00
FA3517F‐00
FA3517G‐00
Single‐amplifier
Dual‐amplifier
Single‐amplifier
Dual‐amplifier
Gain‐flattened single‐amplifier1
Gain‐flattened dual‐amplifier1
Input Sensor
Range (dBm)2
‐10 to +10
‐10 to +10
‐10 to +10
‐10 to +10
‐10 to +10
‐10 to +10
FA3519F‐00
FA3520S‐00
FA3521S‐01
FA3521F‐00
FA3521H‐00
FA3521J‐00
FA3524S‐01
Gain‐flattened single‐amplifier1
Single‐amplifier
Single‐amplifier
Gain‐flattened single‐amplifier1,6
Gain‐flattened single‐amplifier1,6
Gain‐flattened single‐amplifier1,6
See Note5
‐10 to +10
‐10 to +10
‐10 to +10
0 to +20
0 to +20
0 to +20
‐10 to +10
Optimum Composite
Power Input
Output Power
Range (dBm)
nominal (dBm)3
14
2 x 14
17
2 x 17
+5 to +8
17
+5 to +8
2 x 17
+5 to +8
+5 to +9
+9 to +13
+13 to +17
19
20
21
21
21
21
2 x 21
Power
Consumption,
max (Watts)
6
12
6
12
7
14
Noise
Figure,
typ (dB)4
4.5
4.5
4.5
4.5
5.0
5.0
Noise
Figure,
max (dB)4
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.5
5.5
13
13
13
13
13
13
20
5.0
4.5
4.5
5.0
5.5
6.5
4.5
5.5
5.0
5.0
5.5
6.0
7.0
5.0
NOTES:
1 Output power levels and noise figures for gain‐flattened models shown for operation within optimum power input range.
2 Limited operational capability is possible outside of this range. 3 Nominal at 0 dBm and 1550 nm. For gain‐flattened models, nominal on optimum composite input power over C‐band. 4 Measured optically at 0 dBm input, l = 1550 nm in vacuum, TA = 25°C. 5 Model FA3524S is a 24 dBm amplifier with two optical output ports, each with 21 dBm (nominal) optical output power.
6 Units do not operate outside input sensor range.
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ORDERING INFORMATION
F
A
3
5
*
*
*
–
*
*
–
A
S
Fiber Amplifier (EDFA)
Optical output power and module configuration
(See Note 1)
AS = SC/APC Connectors
Note 1: Reference the Performance Parameters table, above, for available model numbers and their associated configurations (nominal output power, single or dual amplifiers, with or without gain flattening).
Note 2: Model FA3524S, with dual 21 dBm outputs, requires a special back plate, BP‐F3, that is also provided with this module. The FA3524S is a single‐width chassis module but, because of operating temperature factors, is supplied with the double‐wide BP‐F3 back plate that forces an extra unoccupied adjacent slot in the CH3000 chassis when installed to provide additional cooling. Because of this, a BP3000 blank face plate is also included with this module to use on the front of the chassis. Special installation instructions for the FA3524S and these plates are included with the shipped unit.
Required Module Back Plates
B
P
–
F
2
Single Output EDFA
B
P
–
F
4
Dual Output EDFA
Back Plate is included with ordered module
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