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AA1401 Series

Output at the wavelengths of 1310 nm or 1537–1565 nm (C-band), with 14-pins.

Full Product Description
1509–1617 nm
Output power:
40 mW, 50 mW, 63 mW, 80 mW, 100 mW
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Product description

This module is ideal for applications where high power, low relative intensity noise (RIN), and stable output power are needed.

The AA1401 contains a thermoelectric cooler, thermistor, back facet monitor detector, and bias tee, and is built using our high-reliability platform for defense applications.

Key features

  • High power
  • Low RIN
  • High isolation option
  • Hermetically Sealed
  • Built-in TEC, thermistor and monitor detector
  • Ruggedized for shock and vibration


Wavelength1509–1617 nm
Output power40 mW, 50 mW, 63 mW, 80 mW, 100 mW
Linewidth Source dependent: 1 MHz
Side mode suppressionP=Pₒₚ: 30 dB ¹
Relative intensity noiseP=Pₒₚ, peak value: -150 dBc/Hz
Optical isolationFₒₚₜ within C-band: Min: 30 dB. Max: 35 dB, AA1415-series: Min: 50 dB. Max: 55 dB ¹
Polarization extinction ratioMin: 17 dB, Typ: 21 dB
Temperature tuning coefficientChip temperature: -12.5 GHz/° C
Current tuning coefficientFor reference only: , Min: 400 MHz/mA, Max: 800 MHz/mA
Relaxation oscillation frequencyFor reference only: 6 GHz
Kink screeningNo kinks, Min: 0.9* Iₒₚ, Max: 1.1* Iₒₚ
Threshold currentTyp: 50 mA
Laser drive current40-63 mW models: Typ: 300 mA. Max: 350 mA, 80-100 mW models: Typ: 375. Max: 500 mA ²
Operating chip temperatureMin: 20 ° C, Max: 40 ° C
Laser forward voltageI=Iₒₚ, Max: 3 V
Monitor photo diode currentP=Pₒₚ: 100 µA
TEC currentT amb =25°C: Typ: 0.1A, T amb =70°C: Max: 4.0 A
TEC voltage P=Pₒₚ, T CHIP = 25° C, Typ: 0.1 V, Max: 4.0 V
Thermistor resistanceT = 25° C, Min: 9500 Ω, Typ: 10000 Ω, Max: 10500 Ω
Thermistor β coefficient0 / 50°C: 3892
Thermistor Steinhart-Hart coefficientsA = 1.1291e⁻³, B = 2.3413e⁻⁴, C = 8.7674e⁻⁸
Fiber typePM or non-PM single mode fiber
Fiber jacket materialAcrylate ³
Fiber core diameter8 μm
Fiber outer diameter125 μm
Fiber buffer diameter250 μm ³
Fiber lengthMin: 1.0 m
Fiber bend radiusMin: 35 mm
Fiber proof strength100 kPSI
Output polarizationPolarization parallel to slow axis

¹ Reference model number AA1408 for units without internal isolator. SMSR not specified for this model.
² Iₒₚ and Tₒ ₚp to achieve rated power and frequency at factory test defined on device specific test sheet supplied with each unit.
³ Optional additional 900 μm loose-tube PVDF buffer recommended for laboratory use.
⁴ Other connector options available, contact sales for more information.


See datasheet in Downloads for mechanical drawing.

2Thermistor13Laser anode
3Laser cathode (Bias)12Laser cathode ( optional bias T )
4Monitor PD Anode11Laser anode
5Monitor PD cathode10Case

Absolute maximum ratings *MinMax
Storage temperature-40° C85° C
Operating case temperature-20° C +70° C
Laser forward current, 40-63 mW models350 mA
Laser forward current, 80-100 mW models500 mA
Laser reverse voltage2 V
Photo diode photo current10 mA
Photo diode reverse voltage20 V
TEC current4 A
TEC voltage4 V
Thermistor current2 mA
Thermistor voltage5 V
Lead soldering time10 S
Lead soldering temperature250° C
ESD (human body model)500 V

* Stresses beyond those listed under “Absolute Maximum Ratings” may cause permanent damage to the device. These are stress ratings only and operation of the device at or beyond these conditions is not implied. Exposure to absolute maximum ratings for extended periods of time may affect device reliability.

Order code

Guidance on how to create an order code is available in Downloads below.