This SOA pulse driver delivers precision pulses which are generated internally by an on-board pulse generator, or on-demand from an external TTL signal. SOA Amplifiers (Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers) driven in nanosecond pulse regime can be compared with AOMs, EOMs or direct laser diode modulators (see comparative table and our tutorial : fiber modulator basics). It is the only solution meeting all the constraints for a reliable, stable and efficient fiber modulation.
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This SOA pulse driver is a very compact unit optimized for single-shot to CW performance with pulse width lengths down to 1 nanosecond.
The GUI software lets the user have total control of all module functions. It includes several libraries for software integration (LabVIEW VIs, DLLs, Hexa, Python etc.)
This SOA Pulsed Driver works alone or in series with other products in our range like :
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|SOA-std||SOA-HPP (High Pulse Performance)||SOA-Shape (User design nanosecond pulse shape)|
|Wavelength||Any wavelength to be selected between 700 nm and 1700 nm (see wavelength table on datasheet (last page)|
|Optical bandwidth (nm)||From 20 nm to 110 nm to be selected (see wavelength table on datasheet)|
|Extinction ration (dB, typ)||50 dB||40 dB|
|Max input power||See wavelength table on datasheet (last page)|
|Switching speed (typ)||1 ns||<1 ns||2 ns|
|Dynamic range (up to)||60 dB||48 dB|
|Small signal gain||From 22 to 40 dB (see wavelength table next page)|
|Trigger-to-pulse Jitter / internal trigger Jitter||<20 ps / <20 ps||<8 ps / <8 ps||<2 ns / <100 ps|
|Pulse shaping||On-Off only||Yes (500 ps resolution)|
|CW offset (in pulse mode)||no||yes||no|
|Max pulse duration||Internal pulse generator : 500 ns / External pulse generator : <1 ns up to CW||8 µsec|
|Max repetition rate||10 MHz||250 MHz||20 MHz|
|Compatibilities & Libraries||USB - Windows 7/10 ; DLLs - Hexa - Labview - Python|
|Power supply||12 V (110 - 220 V adaptator included)||24 V (110-220 V adaptator included)|
Price (ex VAT)
SOA-std (Standard version)
SOA pulsed & CW Driver for Type-1 Butterfly package SOAs (compatible with nearly all SOA models on the market). Max peak current : 1500 mA ; max average current : 800 mA ; max repetition rate : 10 MHz ; Embedded short pulse generator with the flexibility of 3 trigger modes and 3 peak power adjustment modes.
SOA-HPP (High Pulse Performance version)
SOA pulsed & CW Driver for Type-1 Butterfly package SOAs (compatible with nearly all SOA models on the market). Max peak current : 3500 mA ; max average current : 1000 mA ; max repetition rate : 250 MHz ; Embedded short pulse generator with the flexibility of 3 trigger modes and 3 peak power adjustment modes. Possibility to combine CW and Pulse emission.
SOA-Shape (user design pulse shape)
SOA pulsed Driver for Type-1 SOAs (compatible with nearly all SOA models on the market). Embedded AWG to define the shape of the output modulated pulse. Min pulse resolution : 500 ps, Pulse dynamic range : 48 dB ; Max peak current : 1600 mA ; Max pulse duration : 8 µsec ; max repetition rate : 20 MHz ;
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