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  • 15454-OPT-BST=
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  • Supports DWDM Networking
Optical amplifiers are used in amplified nodes such as hub nodes, amplified OADM nodes, and line amplifier nodes. There are two forms of amplifiers, the Optical Preamplifier (OPT-PRE) and the Optical Booster (OPT-BST) amplifier. The optical amplifier card architecture includes an optical plug-in module with a controller that manages optical power, laser current, and temperature control loops. The amplifier also manages communication with the TCC2 and OAM&P functions such as provisioning, controls, and alarms.

Optical amplifiers have a linear power feature that enables them to be kept in the constant gain mode. The OPT-BST gain range is 5 to 20 dB in constant gain mode and output power mode. In constant power mode, automatic power control (APC) requirements change. This is because span loss degradation does not effect the system and amplifiers are not able to automatically modify the output power for variations in the number of channels when provisioning changes and a failure occurs.