CrystaLatch™ 1×2 Bidirectional Optical Switch

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The CL Series bi-directional 1×1 and 1×2 solid-state 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. These switches are true bidirectional allowing light propagating in both directions simultaneously, a critical feature for sensing applications. Agiltron non-mechanical CL fiber optic switch features low insertion loss, fast response time, high extinction ratio, and extremely high reliability and repeatability. It is designed to meet the most demanding switching requirements of continuous operation without wear-out, longevity without fail, and live operation under vibration/shock. Electronic driver is available for this series of switches.

♦ High Speed
♦ Low Insertion Loss
♦ Non-Mechanical
♦ Ultra-High Reliability
♦ Fail-Safe Latching
♦ Direct Low Voltage Drive
♦ Compact
♦ Low Cost

♦ Optical Channel Blocking
♦ Configurable Add/Drop
♦ Signal Monitoring
♦ Instrumentation

 

ParametersMinTypicalMaxUnit
Operation Wavelength[1]152015501580nm
129513101325
Insertion Loss[2]0.81.1dB
Cross Talk[2]Single Stage1825dB
Dual Stage3550
Return Loss[2]5055dB
Polarization Dependent Loss0.10.2dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion0.10.2ps
Switch Speed (Rise,Fall)550200us
Repetition Rate2KHz
Durability1011Cycles
Optical Power Handling[3][4]300mW
Operating Temperature[5]-570°C
Storage Temperature-4085°C
Switch TypeSolid State Latching
Fiber TypeCorning SMF-28
Package Dimension58.2 L x 8.4 W x 8.4 Hmm

Notes:

    [1] Agiltron can achieve same SPEC at L band
    [2] Measured without connectors
    [3] High power version available
    [4] Continuous operation, for pulse operation call
    [5] -40°C version is also available

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