Optical Switches

  • All Types: MEMS, Solid State, Electro-Optical, Optomechanical
  • 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 space, mill-spec qualifications)
  • Smallest Size
  • Vibration Insensitive
  • Competitive Price
  • Turn-Key Modules and Unsurpassed Customer Solutions
  • Large Core (up to 1mm ф)

Photonwares offers the most extensive selection of fiber optic switches on the market. These optical 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; space-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 (high repeatability, low loss, broadband) Fiber-Fiber™ MEMSLatch™
Spectroscopy (large core fiber, 300 to 3000 nm, 1xN) Fiber-Fiber™  
Protection/Bypass (dual, quad, 850 to 1600 nm)
LightBend™ Fiber-Fiber™
Fast Switch (5 µs latching, 1310 and 1550nm)
CrystaLatch™ NanoSpeed™
Ultra-Fast (10ns, 550 to 2500nm)
NanoSpeed™  
Space Qualified
CrystaLatch™ NanoSpeed™
Mini Size (world smallest 1×2, 2×2) MEMSLatch™
Matrix NxM (up to 32×32, latching) MEMSLatch™ CrystaLatch™
Ultra-Low Loss (<0.2dB, 300 to 2500nm)
Fiber-Fiber™
Ultra-Broad Wavelength (0.3 ~ 3μm, 0.2dB loss)
Fiber-Fiber™
Large Core Fiber  up to 1mm Φ
Fiber-Fiber™
Short Wavelengths (0.3 to 700nm) Fiber-Fiber™
Low Coherent Lights (non-gap) Fiber-Fiber™
Polarization Switch (fast, reliable)
NanoSpeed™ CrystaLatch™
Non-Mechanical
NanoSpeed™ CrystaLatch™
MEMS Technology
Fiber-Fiber™ MEMSLatch™
Magneto-Optic Technology
CrystaLatch™
Electro-Optic Technology
NanoSpeed™