CrystaLatch™ 1x8 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 Series true bidirectional 1×8 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. The all solid sate CL fiber optic switch also 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 ultra-high reliability and fast response time.


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Parameters Min Typical Max Unit
Operation Wavelength[1] 1520 1550 1580 nm
1295 1310 1325
Insertion Loss[2] 1.2 2.2 dB
Cross Talk[2] 35 50 dB
Return Loss[2] 50 55 dB
Polarization Dependent Loss 0.15 0.35 dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion 0.1 0.2 ps
Switch Speed (Rise,Fall) 50 200 us
Repetition Rate 2K Hz
Durability 1011 Cycles
Optical Power Handling[3] 300 500 mW
Operating Temperature -5 70 °C
Storage Temperature -40 85 °C
Switch Type Solid State Latching
Fiber Type Corning SMF-28
Package Dimension 70.6 L x 38.3 W x 8.5 H mm
Notes:     [1] Agiltron can achieve same SPEC at L band     [2] Measured without connectors     [3] Continuous operation, for pulse operation call