Fiber Optical Switches
MEMS 1×4 Latching SM Optical Switch
The etMEMSTM Series 1×3,1×4 Fiberoptic switch connects optical channels by redirecting incoming optical signals into selected output fibers. This is achieved using a patent pending etMEMSTM configuration and activated via an electrical control signal. It uniquely features rugged thermal activated micro-mirror movements 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 simplifies 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
|etMEMSTM 1×3, 1×4 Switch||Min||Typical||Max||Unit|
|Operating Wavelength||1310±30, 1550±30||nm|
|Insertion Loss ||0.7||1.0||dB|
|Wavelength Dependent Loss||0.15||0.25||dB|
|Polarization Dependent Loss||0.1||dB|
|Return Loss ||50||dB|
|Cross Talk ||50||dB|
|Optical Power Handling||300||500||mW|
.Dual band and Broad band.