Optical Switches

  • Ultra-Low Loss  (0.2dB)
  • All Wavelengths (200nm to 3000nm)
  • All Fiber Types (3 μm to 900 μm core, double cladding)
  • Ultra-High-Speed (5ns rise/fall, MHz)
  • High Optical Power ( up to 20W CW)
  • Wide Operation Temperature (-40Co to 85Co)
  • Ultra-High Reliability (full aerospace, out space, mill-spec qualifications)
  • Smallest Size
  • Vibration Insensitive
  • Competitive Price
  • Turn-Key Modules and Unsurpassed Customer Solutions

Photonwares offers the most extensive selection of fiber optical switches on the market. These switches are optimized for various application scenarios using multiple advanced technologies perfected over 20 years, featuring best-in-class attributes with a price-competitive guarantee for volume orders.   We offer the lowest loss, the fastest, the smallest, and the most reliable switches in the industry.  Specifically, we produce low-loss ultra-high-speed switches for sensors and quantum computing;  ultra-low insertion loss fiber to fiber direct coupling broadband switches for testing and spectroscopic applications;  aerospace fully qualified non-mechanical performances;  ultra-low-cost multiport switches for network protections; and unique latching MEMS matrix switches.   The table below guides switches selection according to the applications. All switches can be delivered in PM fiber and high power versions up to 20W with driving electronics and control software as well as in a turn-key net-ready box. Photonwares also provides customized designs with complex integrated functions.

Fiber Optical Switch Selection Guide by Applications
Test/Measurement
Fiber-Fiber™ MEMSLatch™
Spectroscopy Fiber-Fiber™  
Protection/Bypass
LightBend™ Fiber-Fiber™
Fast Switch
CrystaLatch™ NanoSpeed™
Ultra-Fast       <5ns
NanoSpeed™  
Aerospace Qualified
CrystaLatch™ NanoSpeed™
Mini Size MEMSLatch™
Matrix NxM MEMSLatch™ CrystaLatch™
Ultra-Low Loss       <0.2dB
Fiber-Fiber™
Ultra-Broad Wavelength      0.3 ~ 3μm
Fiber-Fiber™
Large Core Fiber
Fiber-Fiber™
Non-Etalon Effects Fiber-Fiber™ LightBend™