CrystaLatch™ 1×8 Bidirectional Optical Switch

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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.

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

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


Operation Wavelength[1]152015501580nm
Insertion Loss[2]1.22.2dB
Cross Talk[2]3550dB
Return Loss[2]5055dB
Polarization Dependent Loss0.150.35dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion0.10.2ps
Switch Speed (Rise,Fall)50200us
Repetition Rate2KHz
Optical Power Handling[3]300500mW
Operating Temperature-570°C
Storage Temperature-4085°C
Switch TypeSolid State Latching
Fiber TypeCorning SMF-28
Package Dimension70.6 L x 38.3 W x 8.5 Hmm


    [1] Agiltron can achieve same SPEC at L band
    [2] Measured without connectors
    [3] Continuous operation, for pulse operation call

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