The NS Series fiber optic switch is developed for fast switching and low optical loss. This is achieved using our patented electro-optical configuration, featuring clean fast response without ripples. The NS fiber optic switch meets the most demanding switching requirements of continuous operations over 25 years and offers non-mechanical ultra-high reliability. The 8×12 NS switch is mounted on a single control board with TTL signal inputs. The switch is intrinsically bidirectional and selectable for polarization-independent or polarization-maintain by the fiber type.
The NS Series switch is controlled by 5V TTL signals with a specially designed electronic driver, its performance optimized for various repetition rates.
The rise/fall time is intrinsically related to the crystal properties, and the repetition rate is associated with the driver. There are poor frequency response sections due to the device resonances. The NS devices are shipped mounted on a tuned driver.
The NS series switches respond to a control signal with any arbitrary timing with frequency from DC up to MHz. The switch is usually mounted on a tuned driver before shipping. The electrical power consumption is related to the repetition rate at which the switch is operated.
The dual-stage configuration increases the extinction ratio or cross-talk value.