CrystaLatch™ 1×8 PM Fiber Optical Switch

  • High Speed
  • Low Insertion Loss
  • Non-Mechanical
  • High Reliability
  • Fail-Safe Latching
  • Rugged & Compact
  • Cost Effective
  • Direct Low Voltage Drive

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The CL Series 1×8 PM 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 1×8 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.


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Parameters Min Typical Max Unit
Operation Wavelength[1] 1520 1550 1580 nm
1295 1310 1325
Insertion Loss[2] 1.3 2.5 dB
Uniformity 0.7 1.0 dB
Cross Talk[2] 35 50 dB
Extinction Ratio 18 25 30 dB
Return Loss[2] 50 dB
Polarization Mode Dispersion 0.2 ps
Switch Speed (Rise,Fall) 5 50 200 us
Repetition Rate 2K Hz
Durability 1011 Cycles
Optical Power Handling[3][4] 300 mW
Operating Temperature[5] -5 65 °C
Storage Temperature -40 85 °C
Switch Type Solid State Latching
Fiber Type Panda PM Fiber
Package Dimension 82.8 L x 37.3 W x 8.5 H mm


    [1] Agiltron can achieve same SPEC at L band
    [2] Measured without connectors
    [3] High power version available
    [4] Continuous operation, for pulse operation call
    [5] -40°C version is also available