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 MinTypicalMaxUnit
Operation Wavelength1520    15501580nm
1295    1310 1325nm
Insertion Loss 2 0.61.0dB
 Cross TalkPM4050 dB
PM Bidirectional3550 dB
Switch Speed (rise, fall)550200µs
Repetition Rate 2K Hz
Durability 1011  cycle
Extinction ratio     18  dB
Return Loss 2     50  dB
Operating Temperature 40        70oC
Storage Temperature     -40        85oC
Optical Power Handling 3                     300         500mW
Fiber Type          PM 250, or equivalent
Package Dimension     58.2L x  8.4W x 8.4Hmm


  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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