March 10, 2017

Woburn, Mass. — Photonwares, a vertically integrated manufacturer of premium fiber optic components for industrial, commercial and defense applications, announces the immediate availability of the Ultra-Mini series of optical switches.

This unique family of fiber optic switches features an ultra-small footprint of 4.6mm x 6.6mm x 10mm — the smallest commercially available.

These market leading products are based on Photonwares’ patented thermally activated micro-mirror optical technology. This advanced design offers high stability and reliability without the charge-induced drift and moisture sensitivity associated with conventional electrostatic MEMS switches.

The Ultra-Mini Fiber Optic Switch unifies different switch configurations of 1×1, Dual 1×1, Quad 1×1, 1×2, Full 2×2, Dual 1×2, and Dual Full 2×2 for both Single-mode and Multimode fiber optic systems. These direct-mountable switches come in the same package size and require the same footprint on the PCB.

Photonwares provides customized designs to meet specialized feature applications along with integrating components into a fully function module or subsystem.