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    Terminal Amplifier Solutions

    The 96-Channel Amplifier (AMP1) is a terminal amplifier that integrates two erbium-doped optical amplifiers to provide bidirectional amplification of DWDM optical signals in a point-to-point bookended configuration. The amplifier is optimized for 10-Gbps, 25-Gbps, and 100-Gbps signals, and includes an embedded optical supervisory channel (OSC) used for span loss control.

    The AMP1 is designed to provide amplification of the composite signal in single span point-to-point applications between 96-Channel DWDM Mux/Demux modules as shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 1: 96-Channel Amplifier Application

    96-Channel Amplifier Application

    Provisioning a 96-Channel Amplifier Node

    Use this procedure to provision the 96-Channel Amplifier (AMP1) in a point-to-point configuration.


    1. Enter configuration mode.
      bti7800# config
    2. Verify the amplifier that you want to configure is created.

      For example, to verify that amp:1/11 is created:

      bti7800(config)# do show amp | include amp:1/11
      Amp Name                      : amp:1/11 
    3. Create the optical group for this amplifier.

      For example, the following creates group 1:

      bti7800(config)# amp group 1
      Value for 'group-type' [eqlzLine,eqlzTerm,noEqlzLine,noEqlzTerm,...]: noEqlzTerm 
      bti7800(config-group-1)# exit 
      bti7800(config-amp)# commit 
      Commit complete. 

      The 96-Channel Amplifier can only be used in a non-equalizing terminal configuration. Therefore, its group-type must be noEqlzTerm.

    4. Assign the amplifier to this group.

      When the group is created, the degree is also created. A noEqlzTerm has only one degree (degreenum 1).

      For example, to assign the 96-Channel Amplifier to group 1 degree 1:

      bti7800(config-amp)# eqpt amp:1/11 groupnum 1 .
      Value for 'degreenum' (<unsignedInt, 1 .. 4>): 1 
      bti7800(config-eqpt-amp:1/11)# exit 
      bti7800(config-amp)# commit 
      Commit complete

      The system automatically creates all the ports on the amplifier.

      bti7800(config-amp)# do show amp | include 1/11
      Amp Name                      : amp:1/11  
      Port Name                     : osc:1/11/1/1.1  
      Port Name                     : line:1/11/1/1  
      Port Name                     : client:1/11/1/1  
      Port Name                     : wdm:1/11/1/1  
      Port Name                     : dcm:1/11/1/1 
    5. Configure the OSC settings.

      For example, to configure far end identifier mismatch monitoring:

      bti7800(config-amp)# osc osc:1/11/1/1.1
      bti7800(config-osc-osc:1/11/1/1.1)# fe-im-mon true 
      bti7800(config-osc-osc:1/11/1/1.1)# exp-fe-ipaddr 
      bti7800(config-osc-osc:1/11/1/1.1)# exp-fe-grp 1 
      bti7800(config-osc-osc:1/11/1/1.1)# exp-fe-degree 1 
      bti7800(config-osc-osc:1/11/1/1.1)# exit 
      bti7800(config-amp)# commit Commit complete. 
    6. Configure port and wdm settings as required.

      See Managing optical power for details on the parameters to set for the specified applications.

      Note: The fiber type must be configured for the system to automatically compensate for the tilt.

      • To configure client port settings, use the amp port client:1/11/1/1 command.
      • To configure line port settings, use the amp port line:1/11/1/1 command.
      • To configure DCM port settings, use the amp port dcm:1/11/1/1 command.
      • To configure WDM settings, use the amp wdm wdm:1/11/1/1 command.
    7. When you are finished, apply the provisioning.
      bti7800(config-amp)# commit
      Commit complete. 

    The local amplifier node is created. Proceed to create the amplifier node at the far-end network element.

    Managing Optical Power

    There are two types of BTI7800 point-to-point network deployments: standard and 100-Gbps coherent-only. The standard system supports a mix of transceivers, for example, 100-Gbps coherent, 4x28-Gbps, and 10-Gbps, and supports a maximum supported span loss of 23 dB. The 100-Gbps coherent-only system supports only 100-Gbps coherent transceivers, and supports span losses greater than 23 dB.

    The default post-amp gain value is set at 4.0 dB. To adjust the post-amp-gain you use the amp wdm CLI command.

    • Standard System Deployment: The default post-amp gain is used for the first 40 channels. You adjust the post-amp gain when your system reaches 40, 80 and 96 channels.
    • 100-Gbps Coherent-only Deployment: The post-amp gain should be set to 5.0dB for the first 40 channels. You adjust the post-amp gain when your system reaches 40, 80 and 96 channels.

    Note: If you are installing more than 40 channels during first-time installation, you must provision the additional channels before bringing all the channels into service.

    To add channels after first-time installation, you must perform a post-amp gain adjust procedure, which is not covered in this guide. Adding channels after first-time installation should be performed during a maintenance window, although the BTI7800 supports post-amp gain adjustments while the system is in service.

    For more information, see Managing Optical Power in Point-to-point Deployments.

    Modified: 2017-04-28