CrystaLatch™ 1x16 PM High-Power Bidirectional Optical Switch

  • High Speed
  • Non-Mechanical
  • High Reliability
  • Fail-Safe Latching
  • Low Insertion Loss
  • Rugged
  • Compact
  • Cost Effective
  • Direct Low Voltage Drive



The CL 1×16 Series fiber optical switch connects optical channels by redirecting an incoming optical signal into a selected output fiber. This is achieved using patented non-mechanical configurations and activated via an electrical control signal. Latching operation preserves the selected optical path after the drive signal has been removed. The all-solid-state CL 1×16 Bidirectional fiberoptic switch features low insertion loss, high extinction ratio, high channel isolation, and extremely high reliability and repeatability. It is designed to meet the most demanding switching requirements of continuous operation without failure, longevity, operation under shock/vibration environment and large temperature variations, and fast response time.

The switch also has build-in  Circulator and isolator functions. Electronic driver is available for this series of switches.


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Parameters Min Typical Max Unit
Operation Wavelength[1] 1520 1550 1580 nm
1295 1310 1325
Insertion Loss[2] 1.5 2.6 dB
Uniformity 0.7 1.0 dB
Cross Talk 35 50 dB
Extinction Ratio 18 25 30 dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion 0.2 ps
Return Loss 50 dB
Switch Speed (Rise,Fall) 50 200 us
Repetition Rate 2K Hz
Durability 1011 Cycles
Optical Power Handling 5 W
Operating Temperature 0 70 °C
Storage Temperature -40 85 °C
Switch Type Solid State Latching
Fiber Type Panda PM Fiber
Notes:     [1] Agiltron can achieve same SPEC at L band     [2] Excluding connectors