Data Sheet LambdaFLEX™ iTLA TL5000VLJ Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly with variable output power Issue 1 January 2007 The Bookham LambdaFLEXTM iTLA is a high performance continuous wave (CW) tunable laser source for use in the L-band window covering 1568nm to 1607nm. The DSDBR laser source and control electronics are populated onto a circuit board assembly and mechanical interface. The iTLA features variable power, shuttered tuning, trace tone and SBS dither circuitry. Comprehensive control and system reporting is provided over the RS232 interface. The iTLA implements the Bookham DSDBR wideband tunable laser. This laser is a fully monolithic InP chip designed for high volume, low cost manufacturing. With no moving parts, it is a low voltage electronically tuned device enabling rapid wavelength switching via straightforward control electronics. The integrated semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) provisions the optical power control and also acts as a shutter to allow dark tuning when reverse biased. The laser chip is operated at a fixed temperature, thereby eliminating any slow speed wavelength drift during tuning. Wavelength stability is guaranteed by an internal wavelength locker providing control to a 50GHz or 100GHz ITU wavelength grid. Front facet output power monitoring is also provided by the wavelength locker for feedback control to the SOA. The device is supplied with polarization maintaining fibre for use with an external modulator. Features: • Full Band tunable source L band (1568-1607nm) • High power +10dBm EOL • Variable power range of 6dB • High speed electronic tuning <10ms ch to ch • Electronic shutter for dark tuning • Low power dissipation, 3.8W typical • Excellent SMSR >40dB • Narrow line-width • Low RIN • Wavelength stabilized for 50GHz or 100GHz ITU-T channel spacing • Optical power monitor • SBS Dither / Trace tone capability • Case operating temperature range -5ºC to +75ºC • Simple RS232 interface • C band version also available • RoHS compliant • Telcordia Qualified to GR 468 Applications: • Regional metro / Long Haul / Ultra Long Haul • Test and Measurement 1 Data Sheet Optical Characteristics The following parametric limits detailed are for a case temperature range of -5°C to 75°C unless otherwise stated. EOL figures will be confirmed after full qualification TL5000 iTLA Performance Parameter Max Unit 5 11 dBm Note  -0.8 +0.7 dB Note  Frequency Range 186.5 191.1 THz L band, 92channels, 50GHz spacing. Wavelength Range 1568.77 1607.47 nm L Band Absolute output power range Optical power budget Min No of Channels 92 SMSR 40 Linewidth Typ 50GHz spacing 45 1 RIN (10MHz-1GHz) (1-10GHz) OSNR 50 Polarization extinction ratio 20 Return Loss -8.2 Locked frequency accuracy -2.5 Shuttered output power dB 5 MHz Lorentzian -110 -145 dB/Hz Average RIN dB 0.1nm optical bandwidth 55 dB -50 Back Reflection Tolerance Conditions -35 -40 dB dB For RIN <-140dB/Hz +2.5 GHz EOL -30 dBm Linewidth for Brillouin suppression 250 1000 MHz Brillouin frequency selection 10 100 kHz Note  Trace Tone Frequency 10 500 kHz Note  10 % Tuning Speed 10 ms iTLA 'cold-start' initialisation time 60 s Trace Tone Modulation Depth 4 Various scenarios apply, Note  Note  Note:  The Bookham iTLA incorporates a single onboard oscillator which is used to provide either SBS suppression or Trace Tone functionality, but cannot provide both functions simultaneously. However the iTLA MFR1 input can be used to enable an external frequency source to be applied enabling both SBS suppression and Trace Tone functionality.  The Bookham laser is guaranteed to tune within 10ms which is to comply with the OIF "Application A" (SONET/SDH Protection). However, this applies only for tuning between channels with or without the laser enabled. Enabling the laser from a disabled state will take longer ~180ms as the tuning has to be executed more slowly in order to maintain frequency accuracy and comply with the power/frequency mask.  Time required from application of Vcc and Vee supplies for the iTLA to reach an operational state . Complies with the OIF MSA module warm up time.  This is defined as the Start of Life (SOL) power adjustment range, specified at an iTLA case temperature of 25ºC. 2  Specified over product life, operational temperature range and channel optical power budget. Data Sheet iTLA Frequency versus Power Mask The iTLA is guaranteed to comply with the frequency versus power mask shown below. This mask applies during iTLA power enable and disable operations and also during channel changing operations. Pnom dBm Pnom-16dB - 20dBm -16GHz -2.5GHz -10GHz +16GHz +2.5GHz f ITU +10GHz Electrical Characteristics TL5000 iTLA Performance Parameter Min Typ Max Unit +3V3 supply voltage 3.15 3.3 3.45 V 1100 1500 mA -4.94 V +3V3 supply current -5.2V supply voltage -5.45 -5.2V supply current 30 100 mA Power Dissipation 3.8 5.5 W 0.8 V LVTTL Input VIN LOW LVTTL Input VIN HIGH 2 LVTTL Output VOUT LOW LVTTL Output VOUT HIGH RS232 Interface 3 V V 2.4 9600 For shuttered operation only V 0.5 Power Supply Noise Conditions 1 %rms 100Hz to 20MHz 115200 Baud Default 9600 baud Data Sheet Environmental Characteristics TL5000 iTLA Performance Parameter Min Storage Temperature Max Unit -40 +85 ºC Operating Temperature -5 +75 ºC Operating Humidity 5 85 %RH Electrostatic Discharge 500 Flammability V0 Typ Conditions With suitable heatsink V MIL-STD-883, Method 4 Fibre coat UL94-HB <1gm mass ITLA Block Diagram SOA Amp lify Shutter + Trace Tone DSDBR LASER Locker TIA Fine Wavelength Control SBS Dither TEC Switching Driver Wavel ength Tun ing Selec tion Control Locker Control Waveform Generato r Thermistor Amplifier CPU Power Regulation LVTTL Control RS232 4 14W Connector Data Sheet Connector Signal Function Name Function Active Description DIS Disable Laser LOW Optical output terminated SRQ Service Request LOW Service interrupt poll MS Module I/O reset TXD RS232 transmit data LVTTL RS232 Tx RXD RS232 receive data LVTTL RS232 Rx RST Reset MFR1 See note below OIF Reserved L H edge LOW Resets I/O physical interface Laser off, module in reset Manufacturers connection only LVTTL input For future use Note: This pin can be factory configured to provide an external trace tone input. This allows an external sine wave signal to modulate the laser output power (AM). This input can be used simultaneously with the internal SBS suppression dither function. This input will accept a signal amplitude between 0 and 1Vpp and has a -3dB frequency bandwidth of approximately 3KHz to 2MHz. The transfer function is not controlled so that the user must monitor the resulting AM and adjust the input signal amplitude so as to produce the required modulation depth. This input is internally AC coupled. Absolute maximum input is 3Vpp. Mechanical Detail (dimensions in mm) • 14 way Pin Connector designed to mate with Samtec P/N ASP-113466-019 or equivalent. • Module attached with 4 X M2 screws, clearance hole in ITLA, threaded in user housing. The module should be mounted to a flat heat sink or thermal pathway for correct device operation. The module thermal management should ensure that the case temperature does not exceed 75ºC at the worst case end of life dissipation figure of 5.5 Watts. 5 Data Sheet Physical Connectivity Pin Out Table Pin # Function Pin # Function 1 3V3 2 DIS 3 3V3 4 SRQ 5 GND 6 MS 7 GND 8 TXD 9 -5.2V 10 RXD 11 -5.2V 12 RST 13 OIF 14 MFR1 Customer Support and Handling Recommendations An iTLA evaluation kit is available which provides a hardware platform to test and characterise the Bookham iTLA. It provides convenient connection for iTLA power supplies, LED power indicators and a selection of module enable/disable and software/hardware reset switches. This kit also includes a convenient GUI software applications interface which enables host/iTLA communications using the OIF MSA recommended packet structure via the RS232 interface. Enabling comprehensive control and status interrogation. Please refer to your local sales representative for iTLA evaluation kit availability. iTLA product support documents are also available on request. The Bookham applications document Handling and Operation Recommendations for the Bookham Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly (iTLA) D00041-AN, provides recommendations and advice regarding handling, mounting and operation of the iTLA to enable straightforward integration of the iTLA into a clients’ system card. 6 Data Sheet Optical Fibre Fibre Length 1400mm +/- 100mm Fibre coating 900um split loose tube Fibre Type PANDA 9/125 polarization maintaining fibre Minimum Bend Radius 20mm Connector FC-UPC RoHS Compliance Bookham is fully committed to environment protection and sustainable development and has set in place a comprehensive program for removing polluting and hazardous substances from all of its products. The relevant evidence of RoHS compliance is held as part of our controlled documentation for each of our compliant products. RoHS compliance parts are available to order, please refer to the ordering information section for further details. Ordering Information: TL5000VLJ FC/UPC connector supplied as standard. This connector is present for testing purposes only. It is expected to be removed by the customer to allow connection splicing. 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Further details are available from any Bookham sales representative. www.bookham.com firstname.lastname@example.org INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION DO NOT VIEW DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS CLASS 1M LASER PRODUCT INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION – AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM MAX POWER 28mW / +14.5dBm WAVELENGTH > 1525 nm CLASS IIIb LASER PRODUCT REFERENCE IEC 60825-1 Edition 1.2 7 THIS PRODUCT COMPLIES WITH 21CFR 1040.10 ISO14001:1996 EMS 504193 TL9000 Rev 3.0 (ISO9001:2000) FM15040 BH13343 Rev 1.0 January 2007 ©Bookham 2005. Bookham is a registered trademark of Bookham Inc.