LightBend™ Octo Full 2x2 MM Optical Switch

  • Low Optical Distortions
  • High Reliability
  • Fail-Safe Latching
  • Epoxy-Free Optical Path

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The LB Series Octo Full 2×2 multimode switch integrated 8 simultaneously activated 2×2 switches in a single compact format. It is designed for 40G transceiver bypass application. The device connects optical channels by redirecting incoming optical signals into selected output fibers. This is achieved using a patented opto-mechanical configuration and activated via an electrical control signal. Latching operation preserves the selected optical path after the drive signal has been removed. The switch has integrated electrical position sensors. This novel design significantly reduces moving part position sensitivity, offering unprecedented high stability as well as an unmatched low cost. The switch is bidirectional.

We offer tight-bend-fiber version, which reduces the minimum bending radius from normal 15 mm to 7 mm. This feature enables smaller overall foot print.


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LB Octo Full 2x2 MM Switch Min Typical Max Unit
Operation Wavelength     850, 1310, 1550, 850 & 1310 nm
Insertion Loss¹ ³ 0.5 1.0 dB
Wavelength Dependent Loss 0.25 dB
Return Loss ², ³ 35 dB
Cross Talk ² ³ 35 dB
Switching Time 3 10 ms
Repeatability ±0.02 dB
Durability     107 Cycle
Operating Voltage 4.5 5 6 VDC
Operating Current       [±10%] Latching 45 mA
Non-Latching 62
Switching Type Latching/Non-Latching
Operating Temperature -5 70 oC
Storage Temperature -40 85 oC
Optical Power Handling 4                     300               500 mW
Package Dimension 30.0L x 27.0W x 14.0H mm
  1.   Insertion loss excludes connector.
  2.         Light source CPR<14dB.
  3.    Our device is designed and optimized for certain laser launch condition which is characterized as CPR value.  In general, if application exceeds the specified CPR value, optical performance will become worsen.
  4.      Continuous operation, for pulse operation call.