MEMS 1×8 Latching SM Optical Switch

The etMEMSTM Series 1×8 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 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
♦ Latching
♦ Intrinsic tolerance to ESD

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

etMEMSTM Series 1x8 Switch MinTypicalMaxUnit
Operating Wavelength1310±30, 1550±30nm
Insertion Loss [1]0.71.2dB
Wavelength Dependent Loss0.150.25dB
Polarization Dependent Loss 0.1dB
Return Loss [1]50dB
Cross Talk [1]50dB
Switching Time5ms
Repetition Rate10Hz
Switching TypeLatching
Operating Temperature-570oC
Storage Temperature-4085oC
Optical Power Handling300500mW
Fiber TypeSMF-28[2]


  [1].Excluding Connectors.

  [2].Please contact us for other SM fiber type.

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