MEMS 1×16 Optical Switch

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The MEMSSeries 1×16 Non-Latching Fiberoptic 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 latched to preserve the selectd optical path after the drive signal has been removed.

This novel design significantly reduces packaging requirement, 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 1×16 Switch MinTypicalMaxUnit
Operating Wavelength Single Band:      1260~1360 or 1510~1610nm
Dual Band:          1260~1360 and 1510~1610
Broad Band:        1260~1620
Insertion Loss [1] [2]1.02.0dB
Wavelength Dependent Loss0.20.3dB
Polarization Dependent Loss0.15dB
Return Loss [1] [2]50dB
Cross Talk [1] [2]50dB
Switching Time10ms
Repetition Rate20Hz
Switching TypeNon-Latching
Operating Temperature-570oC
Storage Temperature-4085oC
Optical Power Handling [3]300500mW
Fiber TypeSMF-28


  [1].Within operating temperature and SOP.

  [2].Excluding connectors.

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

P/N: N/A