WaveReady Amplifiers and Line Amplifiers
WaveReady Amplifiers and Line Amplifiers

WaveReady Optical Amplifiers, EDFA, Multichannel


The WaveReady® WRA-217 series, WRA-219 series and WRA-220 modules are dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) optical amplifiers that are fully user-configurable. These multichannel amplifiers provide a simple, economical optical amplification solution in a flexible, ready-to-use package. The WRA-2xx series amplifiers include an advanced gain control circuit, an efficient pump laser, and a mid-stage variable attenuator.

The WRA-2xx series amplifiers can be configured as a booster or as pre- or inline amplifiers. The modules work by default in constant signal gain mode but can be configured to constant total output power mode. Their ease-of-use and performance make the WRA-2xx amplifiers the ideal solution for high-density metro applications. Some models include tilt support and Optical Services Channel (OSC) capability. Front panel light emitting diodes (LEDs) indicate module status, while integrated electronics provide alarm and control functionality.

Deployed with a WaveReady system controller (COM-300), these units offer remote management and configuration through TL1, SNMP, or using the WaveReady Multi-Node Manager. Local and remote management are performed through a serial or Ethernet port on the communications module.

The modules are installed in a WaveReady 3500F or 3100 shelf mounted in 19-inch, 23-inch or ETSI telecommunications racks.

The WRA-2xx amplifiers use advanced transient suppression techniques to dynamically respond to changes in the number of wavelengths or signal power. As a result, they preserve gain flatness and output power over a wide range of input conditions to meet the needs of reconfigurable optical networks.