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Photonwares, Co. Introduces an Ultra-fast Optical Switch with Extended Operating Wavelength from 400nm to 2µm

Woburn, MA, May 22, 2019 – Photonwares, Co., a leading provider of high-speed optical devices expands its NanoSpeed™ ultra-fast fiber optical switch/VOA family with extended wavelength coverage from 400 nm to 2 micron. The switching speed is faster than 100ns with repetition rate up to 1MHz.  High optical power up to 5W is also available.

Photonwares' NanoSpeed™ switch is based on a patented solid-state, electro-optical platform, uniquely featuring low insertion loss, compact size, and high reliability with full telecom and space qualifications.  This family of switch/VOA has been in production for over 17 years.  The improved version with extended wavelength coverage will further broaden the applications.   

https://photonwares.com/category/fiber-optic-switches/nanospeed-fiber-optical-switches/

About Photonwares

Photonwares is the world’s leading supplier of optical switches, optical attenuators, optical tunable filters, high optical power components, and fiber monitors. For over twenty years, we have been providing and delivering world-class fiber optical component solutions that enable and enhance our customers’ product offerings. Photonwares is a US-owned company located in metropolitan Boston.

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Photonwares Awarded $15mil Fiber Splicer Contract

PR Newswire (3/27/17):

Photonwares, Co., Woburn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a 5 year, $15,699,200 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production of a Fiber Optic Repair Set (FORS) in support of the US Navy and Marine Corps. The FORS provides the ability to implement low-loss, permanent splices on damaged fiber optic cabling in aircraft avionics bays and compartments. Work will begin in 2017 in Woburn, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed in January 2022.

Contact: Dr. Wayne Weimer

President of Government Business

15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA 01801

Tel: (781) 935-1200 ext 2654

Fax: 781-935-2040

Email: wweimer@photonwares.com

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Ultra-Mini Fiber Optic Switch – The World’s Smallest

Woburn, Mass. — Photonwares Co., a vertically integrated manufacturer of premium fiberoptic components, announces a technical breakthrough that shrinks the size of an optical switch by over 20 times. Fiber optic switches are widely used to control Internet traffic. This new family of PCB-direct-mountable, Ultra-Mini Fiber Optic Switches promotes greater integration of optics with electronics. The new optical switches are produced with and based on Photonwares’ patented, thermally activated micro-machined mirror, which moves in and out of the optical path. This advanced design offers high stability and high reliability, as well as a low-cost advantage without the charge-induced drift and moisture sensitivity associated with conventional electrostatic micro-mechanical systems (MEMS) switches. The Ultra-Mini switches are Telcordia standard GR1221 qualified. Photonwares provides customized design and modular assemblies to meet a wide range of control and integration applications.