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Discontinued-MAFA 1000 Series EDFA

EMCORE’s MAFA 1000 Series Erbium Doped Fiber micro Amplifier (μEDFA) Gain Block Module is an ideal building block for OEM system integrators. The family of MAFA 1000 EDFA Gain Blocks is designed to meet the most demanding noise performance requirements of fiber optic communications and control systems, and performs all the functions required of an optical amplifier for system integration.

MAFA 1000 series EDFA Gain Blocks provide input and output optical isolation for stable, low noise operation. The input and output optical signal power levels are detected for monitoring and control. The input optical signal is amplified with active gain control for a constant output power level or with active output power control for constant gain mode operation.

The MAFA 1000 series EDFA Gain Blocks also provide monitors and associated alarms for all critical operating parameters. The optical output of the MAFA 1000 series EDFA Gain Blocks can be split into multiple ports by optional external splitter. Optional back reflection monitoring feature enables safe output optical power managing.

The compact mechanical footprint of the MAFA 1000 allows using this unit to be installed in small space environments.

MAFA 1000 Series 1532nm ~ 1565nm Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifier


  • Full function fiber optic amplifier gain block ready for integration
  • Low noise figure (Typ < 4.5 dB)
  • Pin: -6 dBm to +12 dBM
  • Pout: +14 dBm to +23 dBm
  • Input/output isolation >40/40 dB
  • Polarization dependant gain
    < 0.1 dB
  • Polarization mode dispersion
    < 0.2 ps
  • RS-232 monitor and control interface
  • Input & output return losses
    < -40 dB
  • Output residual pump power
    < -30 dBm
  • Standard and optional gain flatness
  • Back reflection monitoring
  • Low electrical power consumption


  • CATV systems
  • Long distance RF/Microwave fiber optic communication links
  • Sensing and control systems
  • High-performance supertrunking links
  • High power distribtuion networks
  • FTTx networks
  • Redundanct ring architectures