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World’s Smallest Fiber Switch

Based on Si micro-machined switching core technology, Photonwares’ family of MEMS Fiber Optic Switches feature industry leading high reliability billion cycle performance, small form factor footprint, low cost, and excellent optical performance over a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +85C.

The patent pending MEMSLatch™ switch is the world’s first optical MEMS that latches to the position after the electrical power is removed and requires no organic material in the light path.

The switching state is highly stable against environmental variations of temperature and vibration due to its unique design and incorporates a built-in driving circuit that is actuated by 5V electrical pulses.

This series of switches is designed to meet the most demanding Carrier-class and out-door optical switching applications.

We currently offer configurations in 1×1, 1×2, full 2×2 and 1xN configurations in both polarization independent and polarization maintaining versions.