CrystaLatch™ 1×2 PM Bidirectional Optical Switch

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The CL Series 1×2 PM Bidirectional 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 sate CL 1×2 fiberoptic PM 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.

♦ High Speed
♦ Low Insertion Loss
♦ High Extinction Ratio
♦ High Isolation
♦ Non Mechanical
♦ High Reliability
♦ Fail-Safe Latching
♦ Compact & Rugged
♦ Direct Low Voltage Drive

♦ Optical Signal Routing
♦ Network Protection / Restoration
♦ Burst Switching
♦ Configurable Add/Drop
♦ Signal Monitoring
♦ Instrumentation

CL 1×2 PM Series Switch 1 Min Typical Max Unit
Operation Wavelength 1520     1550 1580 nm
1295     1310  1325 nm
Insertion Loss 2   0.6 1.0 dB
 Cross Talk PM 40 50   dB
PM Bidirectional 35 50   dB
Switch Speed (rise, fall) 5 50 200 µs
Repetition Rate   2K   Hz
Durability  1011     cycle
Extinction ratio      18     dB
Return Loss 2      50     dB
Operating Temperature 4 0          70 oC
Storage Temperature      -40          85 oC
Optical Power Handling 3                      300         500 mW
Fiber Type           PM 250, or equivalent
Package Dimension      58.2L x  8.4W x 8.4H mm


  1. Agiltron can achieve same SPEC at L band.
  2. Measured without connectors.
  3. Continuous operation, for pulse operation call.
  4. -40 oC version is also available.


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