MEMS 1×12 Optical Switch

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The MEMS Series 1×12 Fiber Optical Switch connects optical channels by redirecting incoming optical signals into selected output fibers. This is achieved using a patent pending MEMS configuration and activated via an electrical control signal. It uniquely features rugged thermal activated micro-mirror movement instead of rotation, and latches to preserve the selected optical path after the drive signal has been removed.

This novel design significantly reduces packaging requirement, and the driving electronics, offering unprecedented high stability as well as an unmatched low cost.

♦ High Reliability

♦ Intrinsic tolerance to ESD

♦ Channel Blocking
♦ Configurable Add/Drop
♦ System Monitoring
♦ Instrumentation

etMEMSTM 1×12 Switch Min Typical Max Unit
Operating Wavelength  Single Band:      1260~1360 or 1510~1610 nm
Dual Band:          1260~1360 and 1510~1610
Broad Band:        1260~1620
Insertion Loss [1] [2] 0.8 1.6 dB
Wavelength Dependent Loss 0.2 0.3 dB
Polarization Dependent Loss 0.2 dB
Return Loss [1] [2] 50 dB
Cross Talk [1] [2] 50 dB
Switching Time 10 ms
Repeatability ±0.05 dB
Repetition Rate 20 Hz
Durability 109 Cycle
Switching Type Non-Latching
Operating Temperature -5 70 oC
Storage Temperature -40 85 oC
Optical Power Handling [3] 300 500 mW
Fiber Type SMF-28


  [1].Within operating temperature and SOP.

  [2].Excluding connectors.

  [3].Continuous operation, for pulse operation call.

P/N: N/A