CrystaLatch™ Optical Switch Series
Application Note

The CrystaLatch™ Solid-State Fiber Optic Switch family features fast response and ultra-high reliability exceeding 100 billion cycles. These switches are designed to meet the most demanding optical switching applications. The patented CrystaLatch™ switch is truly non-mechanical (zero moving parts), activated by an electrical pulse inside an inorganic optical crystal to facilitate state-of-the-art switching that is intrinsically stable against temperature fluctuation and fatigue. In addition, the switch has unique fail-safe latching capability, thereby maintaining its position indefinitely when power is removed, and is conveniently controllable by a direct low voltage signal or digitally with an integrated electronic driver featuring both TTL and RS232 interface. The magneto-optical devices have build-in isolator as well as circulator function, yet, they can also be made true bidirectional. We also offer high optical power version with standard  5W CW power handling.

We currently offer configurations in 1x1, 1x2, 1x4, 1x8, non-blocking 4x4, and multicasting 16x24 for both polarization independent and polarization maintain versions. An evaluation/development kit, including a PC driver and Windows based graphical interface, is also available for these products.

Sale's contact: Jenny Yuan, email: jyuan@agiltron.com, phone number: 781-465-2661

A. CrystaLatch Serial Switch

CL 1x2 Switch
CL 1x2 3-Stage Switch
CL 1x2 Multicasting Switch
CL 1x4 Switch
CL 1x5, 1x6 Switch
CL 1x8 Switch
CL 1x16 Switch
CL 2x2 Single Stage Switch
CL 2x2 Dual Stage Switch
CL 4x4 Switch
B. CrystaLatch Serial Bidirectional Switch

CL 1x2 Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x2 3-Stage Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x3,1x4 Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x8 Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x16 Bidirectional Switch
CL 2x2 Single Stage Bidirectional Switch
C. CrystaLatch Serial PM Switch

CL 1x1 Polarization Switch
CL 1x2 PM Switch
CL 1x2 3-Stage PM Switch
CL 1x4 PM Switch
CL 1x5 PM Reflection Switch
CL 1x8 PM Switch
CL 1x16 PM Switch
CL 2x2 Single Stage PM Switch
CL 4x4 PM Switch
D. CrystaLatch Serial High Power Switch

CL 1x1, 1x2 High Power Switch
CL 1x2 3-Stage High Power Switch
CL 1x3,1x4 High Power Switch
CL 1x5, 1x6 High Power Reflection Switch
CL 1x8 High Power Switch
CL 1x16 High Power Switch
CL 2x2 Single Stage High Power Switch
E. CrystaLatch Serial PM Bidirectional Switch

CL 1x2 PM Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x2 3-Stage PM Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x4 PM Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x8 PM Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x16 PM Bidirectional Switch
CL 2x2 Single Stage PM Bidirectional
Switch
F. CrystaLatch Serial High Power Bidirectional Switch

CL 1x2 High Power Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x2 3-Stage High Power Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x4 High Power Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x8 High Power Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x16 High Power Bidirectional Switch
CL 2x2 Single Stage High Power Bidirectional
Switch
G. CrystaLatch Serial PM High Power Switch

CL 1x2 PM High Power Switch
CL 1x2 3-Stage PM High Power Switch
CL 1x4 PM High Power Switch
CL 1x5,1x6 PM High Power Reflection Switch
CL 1x8 PM High Power Switch
CL 1x16 PM High Power Switch
CL 2x2 Single Stage PM High Power Switch
H. CL Serial PM High Power Bidirectional Switch

CL 1x2 PM High Power Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x2 3-Stage PM High Power Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x4 PM High Power Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x8 PM High Power Bidirectional Switch
CL 1x16 PM High Power Bidirectional Switch
CL 2x2 Single Stage PM High Power Bidirectional
Switch
I. CrystaLatch Serial Switch Module

CL 1x1,1x2,1x3,1x4,1x8,1x16,2x2,4x4 Switch
Module (Package: 235x145x54mm)
CL 8x8 Switch Module
(Package: 1U, 2U or 3U / 19" rack mount chassis)
CL 10x16 Switch Module
(Package: 1U, 2U or 3U / 19" rack mount chassis)
CL 16x16 Switch Module
(Package: 1U, 2U or 3U / 19" rack mount chassis)
J. CrystaLatch Switch Driver

CL Series - Electronic Driver
CL Series - Evaluation Kit Operation Guide