Fiber Optic Switches - CrystaLatch™

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 has no moving parts, activated by an electrical pulse inside an inorganic optical crystal to facilitate solid-state switching that is intrinsically stable against temperature fluctuation and fatigue. In addition, the switch has unique fail-safe latching capability, thereby maintaining its position 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 a large selections of configurations in 1×1, 1×2, 2×2, 1×4, 1×5, 1×6, 1×8, 1×16 with non-blocking 4×4, 8×8 and multicasting 16×24 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.

Sales contact: Jenny Yuan, email: jyuan@photonwares.com, phone number: 781-465-2661

Standard Switch Configuration

Bidirectional Switch Configuration

Polarization Maintaining Configuration

Polarization Maintaining Bidirectional Switch Configuration

High Power Switch Configuration

High Power Bidirectional Switch Configuration

Polarization Maintaining High Power Switch Configuration

Polarization Maintaining High Power Bidirectional Switch Configuration

Switch Variable Time Delay Configuration

Drivers

Switch Module