The CrystaLatchTM 1×2 Series LiDAR fiber optical switch is a non-mechanical device having advantageous features for LIDAR applications. It scans a probing laser beam among two output fiber ports with high power handling capability (5W CW) and redirects the reflecting light into a dedicated receiving signal fiber port. The patent pending design reduces more than 2dB system optical loss by eliminating the need to pass the reflected signal through an additional circulator or coupler. Moreover, it provides the receiving signal with over 60dB isolation from the probe laser beam via a proprietary patent-pending configuration. The all solid sate CL fiber optic switch further offers extremely high reliability in addition to low insertion loss, high extinction ratio, high channel isolation, and high repeatability. It is designed to meet the most demanding switching requirements of continuous operation without failure, longevity, operation under shock/vibration environment, with large temperature variations, and fast response time. The switches have been used in aerospace, out space, undersea, and outdoor applications.
An electronic driver is available for this series of switches.